Alien Noire, the website dedicated to Prey 2, got wind that Bethesda has commissioned Dishonored developer Arkane Studios to develop Prey 2 from scratch.
More than a year ago, in April 2012, Bethesda took Prey 2 off Human Head Studio’s hands citing substandard quality and slow development progress as the reasons. Rumors have it that Bethesda has been trying to get any other developer to work on the game. According to the rumors, Bethesda’s funding was too low for Rebellion Studios and its work style didn’t go well with Obsidian.
As per Bethesda’s directions, Arkane Studios is disregarding everything Human Head created and developing everything from scratch using Dishonored game engine. According to sources inside the studio, Bethesda has also instructed them to forget that this is a Prey game, and to treat it as a new System Shock game. Consequently, the game is expected to launch in 2016.