On Monday Bethesda Softwork
s officially announced plans to publish Prey 2
, the upcoming 2012 sequel to the 2006 released sci-fi FPS that was developed by Human Head Studios
. Since then a couple of interesting tidbits about the game have come to light. One comes from IGN who has confirmed that while Prey 2
will use a game engine provided by id Software
it won't be id Tech 5, the latest graphics engine that id developed to make its upcoming game Rage
. Bethesda Softworks' PR head Pete Hines stated, "This game has been in development for quite a while and id Tech 5 is still in progress (until Rage
ships, and probably even after). So it really wasn't an option."
On his Twitter page
, Hines also stated, "It's worth clarifying that this Prey 2 is not what was announced before by anyone else. This is the Prey 2 Human Head wanted to make.
" Indeed the game was first announced back in 2008 by The Radar Group, founded by 3D Realms head Scott Miller who helped to develop the first Prey
game with Human Head. Bethesda Softworks later purchased the Prey IP rights from The Radar Group.
Finally another magazine cover image from overseas, Game Reactor
, shows that perhaps the Native American theme of the first Prey
game has been replaced. You can see the cover after the jump: