Ex-Human Head developer Jason L Blair has alleged that Bethesda is lying about Prey 2. Jason alleged that recent rumor of Arkane Studio getting the development rights of Prey 2 has given new life to a lot of old lies.
-"Prey 2 was a full game. And a crazy fun one. The team was small but you wouldn't have known it." -"I was heartbroken when Prey 2 went into limbo. Human Head deserved to have that game released. Frankly, they needed it." -"What happened to Prey 2, from where I sat, was political. And petty. And potentially litigable. Human Head had a great game." So HumanHead had a complete and finish version of Prey 2 but Bethesda didn't like it so put the project on hold and eventually ended up handing the project Arkane Studios, is what I'm guessing what happen.
You can't believe how much bad is Bethesda ...
That really sucks. The gameplay footage looked very interesting and was really looking forward to it. I just recently played through the original PREY on my PC using Sikkmod. Damn shame...very disappointed in Bethesda.
If that's true then I can understand why some people at Arkane apparently aren't keen on working on it. They probably feel bad about taking a taking that someone else has put so much effort into and completed only to have it given to another studio.
I even signed the petition for this game. Bethesda should at least release another trailer for E3. It would be a shame seeing great potential go to waste. we need more cyberpunk games, not less.
Prey and Prey 2 aren't cyberpunk games. Cyberpunk game would be Deus Ex: Human Revolution, ShadowRun(original not remake), Syndicate and System Shock for example.
Even though its story/background doesnt technically make it a cyberpunk game, it definitely has the feel for it. its a dark city filled with neon lights, theres high tech stuff, and the city is full of crime (thats why hes a bounty hunter). aside from the aliens, this is a cyberpunk game. have you seen the gameplay? Prey 2 is NOT Prey 1.
I have to agree with elhebbo16... From what I have seen Prey 2 looks like Blade Runner. Hence the cyberpunk connection.
Three "people" disagree that it looks like blade runner?!?.... I guess they have never seen that movie. THAT has got to be the only reason..... Well unless they are just being trolls.
Really looking forward prey 2, hope it doesn't get canned...
I really liked the first one, although it's been a long time since I've played it. However, the CG trailer they showed didn't have the same feel at all. Instead of this horrifying human abduction sphere city with spirit walking storyline aspects, we get a vibrant nightlife city with some average joe bounty hunter. I don't know, it just seemed to reflect what the industry does with a lot of more unique franchises (not saying Prey was SUPER unique, but it had its many moments). Strip them of their "soul" and make them appeal to a mass, generic audience. I know it's a lot to base off of one CG trailer, but the point of a trailer is to give off a feel for the game, and it was way off from what the first game felt like. It seemed like Prey in name only, which is sad.
I dunno man, tell me when was the last time we had an open world alien night city?
I'm not saying it wouldn't have been a good game or cool idea, just not deserving of the name Prey based on what they showed. You could say "we never get open world alien cities", but if you look at the two games, and tell me that the "alien hunter badass in a nightclub-like city" is more unique than "culturally conflicted native american who splits his time spirit walking and being constantly hunted on an inverted harvesting sphere" then I would probably assume you thought Splinter Cell Conviction was the best Splinter Cell, or Hitman Absolution was the best Hitman, or that Ghost Recon Future Soldier was the best Ghost Recon. My point is those games were forgettable, average experiences because they partially, or fully, abandon what made the original games so fantastic.
Bethesda lying NO. They don't do that ever.
Maybe it just wasn't very good? I can't imagine that Bethesda would just scrap a complete game unless it was a bit of a shambles. It's funny how people are so quick to blame Bethesda for not putting the game out, but if they did and it was complete crap everyone would rip it to shreds and then blame Bethesda for putting out a crap game.
Eh :/ I'm worries now that the dishonored devs have it. Dishonored was awful, broken, and really tried hard to rip off bioshock. Too bad human head got taken off but there had to be a legit reason, while this guy may speak some truth we still aren't seeing the entire picture. I hope Arkane doesn't touch the game side for tweaking small things.....godforbid they debug (oh dishonored, your a buggy mess with awful gameplay and story).
If dishonered ripped off ANY game it would be Deus EX NOT bioshock. Dishonored was an amazing game and what gamers needed because it wasn't a shooter. But i doubt the game was finished. There's no way a company scraps a full complete game UNLESS the game was just garbage.
Who cares? The game was bad and they did not want to release a bad game; is that so hard to understand?
Well that's half the story. The idea that Bethesda would scrap a great, full game (that they already spent money on) for no reason at all is a bit silly. Sounds very similar to the Battlefront 3 situation to me.
Tbh, I would like the game that Human Head Studios make to leak sooner or later in one way or another. And the reason for that is that it would be good for Human Head to get some credits for a game that was, apparently, good and to piss off Bethesda. I'm even sure that many gamers who liked the game would donate money to Human Head, just to support them. Yes, I know that Bethesda still payed them and for their work, even though the game never got released, but they lost the whole public press and praise that you get for a good game and the attention from other publishers who could have hired them potentially. I totally am against piracy of videogames, but in the case that the game would leak, I would be glad if Bethesda actually lost more a good amount of money. Maybe they'll rethink their strategies then. And yes, I also know that things like that happen from time to time, but it always sucks :( I hope Human Head will find another good project to work on and show us their talent.
How can anyone say its good? And why would Bethesda not release it if it was? More to the point, why would Bethesda elect not to recoup the money that was lost? Bethesda lost money by not releasing the game. If indeed it was finished and was really good, then why not release it? I hardly expect one of the developers to be objective on a game they worked hard on. He doesn't elaborate much beyond claiming Bethesda lied. Frankly, twitter is not the place to make serious accusations like this. This guy wants to make a case against Bethesda I'm all for hearing him out. But taking to twitter to rage about something and back none of it up is a douchey thing to do.
You know, I wouldn't be surprised if this guy was telling the truth. Since the game was first unveiled the developers at Human Head have been complaining about Bethesda's practices, unfair treatment, and backroom politics.
This game looked awesome and had a badass trailer back in 2011. It is sad that it is having problems
There clearly had to be something wrong with it. You don't just throw away/and re-spend a ton of cash unless something is wrong. Keep in mind an ex-dev could be bitter over losing his job.
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