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Submitted by DarkFireHawk 1226d ago | article

Dishonored Killed the Prey! (Dishonored vs Prey 2)

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. (Bethesda Softworks, Dishonored, PC, Prey 2, PS3, Xbox 360, Zenimax Media)

DarkFireHawk  +   1227d ago
I agree with the article, it all makes sense now. Glad to know that Pray 2 will at least be released at some point :D
Cajun Chicken  +   1226d ago
Been saying this over and over again. I honestly believe that Bethesda liked what was going on with Prey 2 in a preview session at Human Head and then decided to take most of the game mechanics from that and put it into Dishonoured.

I honestly think that Prey 2 will resurface completely different again because of this and hopefully more like Prey 1.
k3x  +   1226d ago
What didn't make sense was to create a sequel with largely redesigned gameplay and story that didn't really tie with the first one. I mean, when I buy a sequel to a game, I expect it to -- at the very least -- be in the same genre (and that'd be arcade FPS in case of Prey) as its predecessor.

The demo they showed was really lacking gfx and gameplay-wise. Not to mentioned it looked like it used the idTech4 trunk butchered into an utter clusterf*ck by those hacks from Splash Damage (same movement and physics.)

Dishonored looks so much better and I'm glad it uses UE3 instead of some idTech engine.
Raider69  +   1226d ago
The two games use UE3 engine,and you must have seen a diferent demo that the one i did,Prey 2 gfx are better than Dishonored ,not to mention the art style a la blade runner looks way better than the carton like art of Dishonored.
Jazz4108  +   1226d ago
Prey2 graphic wise looks great. One of the best I have seen this gen. I for one cant wait for prey2 and have had it reserved at gamestop since it was announced. I also think Dishonored will be great as I have that one reserved as well. I do feel both games could be released in a short window as they really have diffrent storys to tell and one is a new IP. Im encouraged to here Prey 2 is finished if that is true.
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DarkFireHawk  +   1226d ago
Well, technically Prey 2 uses ID5 Engine, the same engine used for Doom 3 and Rage.

But my problem here is that they should release both games. The only reason for the delay (as said in the article) is that they want to sell both games to the same costumer, if they were released in the same quarter people would have only bought one.

Its the publishers fault here, and that is ZeniMax the father of Bethesda. He is the one that controls all this and makes such greedy decisions.
k3x  +   1225d ago
Yes, we must have seen different demos. I saw the demo for Prey 2 and what it is that you saw, I have no idea.

Prey 2 uses idTech. Go look at the models and their animations. The wikipedia page for the game confirms what I said. Google for Prey 2 and idTech if you need other sources, there's plenty.
rello91  +   1226d ago
I really wanted prey 2 not dishonored
DarkFireHawk  +   1226d ago
Why can't we have both? I like supernatural elements in games, Dishonored will satisfy that, I also like advance technology in games, Prey 2 will satisfy that. I want them both! They should release both games.
josephayal  +   1226d ago
one of the best games this gen
SolidGear3  +   1226d ago
I want both right now! :)

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