Bethesda just announced the delay of Prey 2 as the title is not hitting their level of satisification. This is not a full blown cancellation of the title, just a guarantee of no longer being a 2012 release.
Late February of this year was the release of a cinematic trailer which showed the main character as well as a few enemies and wanted creatures, whether dead or alive. Even while looking a bit promising, Bethesda feels like it’s yet to hit that mark that will please fans of the successor.
Here’s the official comment from Tracey Thompson with Bethesda:
“Development of Prey 2 has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards. Prey 2 has shown great promise and we regret disappointing our fans. We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want. We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule. “