Originally Posted by eFKac
Wouldn't it be early?
When was the Human Head game officially cancelled? Like 2014
Unless Arkane started working before that time, I guess two years would be ok if they have tech in place.
Human Head stopped working on Prey 2 in November 2011 after Bethesda tried to buy the studio through milestone abuse. Negotiations stalled in March 2012, and completely stopped in April 2012 after Human Head announced plans to make Rune II. Bethesda gave the project to Obsidian who worked on it for a few months, but they didn't have the source code, or any of the tech Human Head owned (mega-textures, global-based lighting, etc,,,), so it was doomed from the start. It was cancelled and quietly removed from Bethesda's upcoming titles on their site in August 2012.
In May 2013, Kotaku and a Prey fan site revealed that Arkane Austin had been ordered to reboot Prey 2. This was later confirmed in leaked emails shortly after. The Austin team, which was previously a satellite studio, licensed the Cryengine in mid-2013 and staffed up in early 2014.