Prey 2 was perhaps among the most anticipated games of 2012, however on March 23, 2012, a website named PS Focus reported a rumor that Prey 2 has been cancelled by Zenimax. When asked, Bethesda Softworks responded with a “no comment” regarding the rumor on their Twitter page. On April, Bethesda said it wouldn’t be a 2012 game. In August, Prey 2 disappeared from Bethesda’s online portfolio. When asked they responded:
“We announced the delay in April, and until we’re ready to talk about the game more, the focus on the site is on our upcoming titles”.
But what is the truth behind the delay? what made Pray 2 (a game that showed a lot of promise) to disappear from the scene and never to be talked about? According to insider information, ZeniMax Media (the father company of Bethesda Studios) realized that releasing Prey 2 before Dishonored (made by Arkane Studios – owned by ZeniMax) would hurt it sales due to the similarities, so something had to be done to prevent that – a delay was the answer.