Prey 2 not cancelled, won’t be out this year

Human Head’s Prey 2 hasn’t been canned but will not ship in 2012 as originally planned, publisher Bethesda revealed today.

The news comes following a series of reports in the past few weeks that the sequel had been shelved, with an announcement supposedly to follow.

However, Bethesda has moved to quash these reports, though sadly confirmed the game won’t be out this year as it failed to meet the company’s “quality standards.”

"Development of Prey 2 has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned," said the publisher in a statement today. "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."

Stay tuned to for more details as we get them.