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Prey 2 officially announced by Bethesda Softworks

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Good news in a press release from Bethesda Softworks today:

March 14, 2011 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Prey® 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 game, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows. Further details onthe game will be revealed in the May issues of Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, as well as in magazines throughout Europe.

Prey 2 is being developed by Human Head Studios, the studio that created Prey, the original, award-winning game. Prey 2 is being built on the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2,” said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. “Prey 2will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.”

Continue to check for additional information on Prey 2 in the coming days.

I for one, am excited. Prey was my favorite game of 2006 (that may or may not be saying much). But I was a huge fan of the portal technology (before that other Portal technology). The feel, the mechanics, and the revamped id4 Engine never looked better. Now that the sequel will hit light of day, makes me happy there is faith in the series. I am very interested to see what technology it’ll use and where the story will go next.

Also here’s a shameless plug to a video of mine from Prey, featuring an easter egg:

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