Whatever Bethesda may claim, Arkane Austin IS actually developing Prey 2. Kotaku has obtained some internal emails sent by Arkane creative director Ralph Colantonio from May of this year declaring that the Austin studio would be making Prey 2. Colantonio defines the game as a “totally new thing” and also “spiritual successor to System Shock 3.”.
Just one day ago, Bethesda’s vice president of marketing, Pete Hines, denied the possibility of Prey 2 being developed by Arkane while speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun. Funny.
“No,” he told RPS when asked if Prey 2 has moved from Human Head to Arkane’s human hands. “All of that stuff, I have no idea where it came from. The Human Head Prey 2 thing is the Human Head Prey 2 thing. Arkane is over here, and they’re doing their thing, and that’s for them to work on. We’ll be ready to talk about what they’re working on when it gets closer to release.”
Here you can read the internal emails Kotaku has obtained.
By the way, many Prey 2 screenshots were leaked some days ago. Take a look.
Thanks, VG247 & Kotaku.