It is now being claimed that Arkane Austin, the team behind Dishonored, is now heading the development for Prey 2.
Website Kotaku is claiming that Bethesda has assigned the project, which has been AWOL for some time now, to the Dishonored team. This is apparently after failing to find an external studio to work on the project after following the split with original developer Human Head.
On another site though, this one a Prey fansite by the name of Alien Noire reports that instead of carrying on the project from where it was left off, they are remaking the game from scratch using the Dishonored engine and apparently this is causing some unhappiness among the staff. According to Kotaku’s report, they are being told to treat Prey 2 as if it were another System Shock.
The last time we saw Prey 2 was wayyy back in the dark days of 2011, and it looked very encouraging indeed. But it is doubtful that it will be the same game when it is finally released if this report is to be believed. Still, it be interesting to see what the guys over at Arkane do with this I.P.