Shooter Prey 2 has been delayed indefinitely, and won't be releasing in 2012. Publisher Bethesda released a statement on the matter, which, due to its refreshing honesty, we'd like to publish in full:
"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."
It's rare you see a publisher being so frank, let alone frank and putting quality above all else, so a tip of the hat is in order.
As far as we know, this is the first trouble of its kind developer Human Head has run into in its five game history.