Arkane Austin’s upcoming Prey reboot is reportedly being lined up for a full reveal at Bethesda’s E3 2016 presentation.
That’s at least according to two separate sources (via NeoGAF), which claim the title, which may not even be called Prey 2 after the original version was scrapped, will appear in Los Angeles next month.
Writing on Kotaku, Jason Schreier commented, "All I’ve heard is that they’re announcing it at E3! I’m not 100% sure, though. I do know it’s codenamed Danielle and under development at Arkane Austin. And this is a totally new Prey 2 (it might even be called something else now), not the one we saw in 2011 from Human Head."
If that wasn’t enough to fuel speculation, AlienNoire, the site that first leaked the news that Arkane was taking over development on the project, also backed up claims that the game will be revealed at E3 2016.
Prey was originally announced back in 2011 when it was confirmed developer Human Head was working on the sequel, having produced the original game too. At the time, the project was slated for a 2012 release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.
However, the game failed to show up as planned and it wasn’t long before rumors surfaced that the sequel had been canceled. Despite Bethesda denying these reports, it later emerged that Arkane had taken over the project, with Human Head later revealing their version was scrapped just months after its initial reveal.
Nonetheless, the studio said that it remains proud of its work on the original Prey 2.