Short but hopefully sweet – Bethesda have announced on their blog in an official statement concerning Prey 2 that it has not been cancelled, as some fans have been fearing recently. But it will not be released this year as previously planned.
In a refreshing display of honesty, developers at Bethesda released the following statement concerning the reason for the delay:
“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.”
So hope is not lost but keep your eyes on the blog for more information as it arrives. Presumably there won’t be a great deal for a little while as they sort things out but hopefully a release date will be forthcoming in the not-too-distant future.