Rumors have been swirling around the web for the past few weeks about Prey 2 being canned by its publisher Bethesda Softworks.
To clear up the air and put an end to the rumors, Bethesda released the following statement which I’m sure was a result of endless emails, tweets, and Facebook messages to the publisher concerning the status of title.
“Development of Prey 2 has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards. Prey 2 has shown great promise and we regret disappointing our fans. We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want. We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule.”
While no one is a fan of delays — especially when it’s something you’re looking forward to — it’s nice to see developers outside of Blizzard, Valve, and Rockstar take the “it’s ready when it’s ready” approach. Here’s to hoping that an extra year of development will make Prey 2 a worthy follow up.