Prey 2 reportedly canceled

Bethesda offers no comment on claims that Human Head's first-person shooter sequel has been scrapped.

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Prey 2 may never see the light of day. Dutch site PSFocus is reporting that multiple reliable sources have told it the game has been canceled by publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Prey 2 may be in a bad way.

When contacted by GameSpot, a Bethesda representative said the company had no comment on the report.

Bethesda Softworks first announced that it had enlisted developer Human Head to create the first-person shooter sequel last year. A trio of Prey 2 presentations had been scheduled for this month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, but those were canceled by Bethesda prior to the event.

The game was announced as having a new protagonist (also an alien abductee) and a variety of gameplay adjustments. The developers had planned to ditch multiplayer in favor of a focused single-player campaign, and eschewed the discrete levels of the original in favor of an open-world format. Additionally, players could take a variety of approaches to solve their problems, from using brute force to more diplomatic means.

For more on Prey 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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