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Prey 2 announced, doesn't use id Tech 5

Prey 2 announced, doesn't use id Tech 5

Bethesda has confirmed Prey 2 for a 2012 release date after a long development period.

Bethesda has confirmed Prey 2 for a 2012 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with original Prey developer Human Head software once again at the helm.

Bethesda made the Prey 2 announcement yesterday, but with no detail provided beyond a vague '2012' release window, we opted to delay our news story until some more details had emerged.

Now, Bethesda has confirmed that Prey 2 will not use id Tech 5, id Software's latest engine which is currently being used in Rage. Instead, Prey 2 will be developed on an older id Tech engine, most probably id Tech 4 - which was used for Doom 3.

'[Prey 2] has been in development for quite a while and id Tech 5 is still in progress (until Rage ships, and probably even after). So it really wasn't an option,' Bethesda's Pete Hines told IGN.

The original press release for Prey 2 misleadingly said that the game would be 'built on the cutting edge id Tech engine from id Software.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 15th March 2011, 12:06 Quote
...Prey did well enough to get a sequel?
Mik3yB @ CCL 15th March 2011, 12:18 Quote
Shame..

But, it's all about gameplay!?

And hopefully it'll be a very new build of the Doom 3 Engine, otherwise it's going to look very dated!
..but still better character models than Fallout 3..
perplekks45 15th March 2011, 12:24 Quote
I like it enough to hope for a sequel. Good to hear it'll come.

Doom 4, Rage & Prey to wait for now.
javaman 15th March 2011, 12:46 Quote
Plenty of other engines other there that are not so.....dated.
johnnyboy700 15th March 2011, 12:51 Quote
Huh, what a coincidence, I'd bought the original at the time but just didn't get around to playing until recently and only just finished it last night. It was good but the weaponry was a bit dissapointing, there were some clever ideas and good fights - the use of gravity switches and wall walks was a very nice touch and the spirirt walk ability was quite interesting. Count me in for this one when it comes out.
Pete J 15th March 2011, 12:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by javaman
Plenty of other engines other there that are not so.....dated.
Have you tried Prey recently? It still looks pretty damn good. It'll also allow a wider audience since a moderate PC will be able to run it.
kenco_uk 15th March 2011, 13:30 Quote
One of the twists in the story was pretty disgusting. Damn good game though - looking forward to the sequel.
Yemerich 15th March 2011, 13:36 Quote
Prey 1 was a bad game sincerelly. Too much (technical) resources on a shallow game.
Bauul 15th March 2011, 13:54 Quote
The Doom 3 engine doesn't exactly look so dated it's going to affect the actual playing of the game. In fact for something like Prey 2 (if it's anything like Prey 1) it'll be perfect.

Watching a trailer for Wolfenstein (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-wolfenstein/50085), you may well notice now generic and dull it looks as a shooter, but you hardly sit there think "damn it's so ugly it hurts my eyes".

Back when D3 was new, I was heavilly involved in a modding project called "Doom 3 Can Do It Too", where the simple goal was to show the D3 engine was capable of much more than dark corridors and straight shadows. We ended up building a replica of Trafalger Square complete with full day/night cycle, which if I do say so myself looked pretty awesome.

Plus, to this day nothing has come close to the flexibility and accessibility of the in-game GUI you could place on actual objects. I seem to recall seeing a full in-game iPod Touch, complete with a version of the original Doom, as a fully interactive physical object you could pick up and chuck around. All it lacked was a damage model.
perplekks45 15th March 2011, 14:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
One of the twists in the story was pretty disgusting. Damn good game though - looking forward to the sequel.
The reason it got an 18+ rating in Germany, I guess. ;)
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
Prey 1 was a bad game sincerelly. Too much (technical) resources on a shallow game.
What exactly was bad about it? I remember it being quite entertaining while nowhere near perfect.
Darkefire 15th March 2011, 15:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Back when D3 was new, I was heavilly involved in a modding project called "Doom 3 Can Do It Too", where the simple goal was to show the D3 engine was capable of much more than dark corridors and straight shadows. We ended up building a replica of Trafalger Square complete with full day/night cycle, which if I do say so myself looked pretty awesome..
You wouldn't happen to have a video/demo of that, would you? Because that definitely sounds freaking awesome.
Mik3yB @ CCL 15th March 2011, 15:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Darkefire
You wouldn't happen to have a video/demo of that, would you? Because that definitely sounds freaking awesome.

+1
perplekks45 15th March 2011, 16:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkefire
You wouldn't happen to have a video/demo of that, would you? Because that definitely sounds freaking awesome.
+ 2
mighty_pirate 15th March 2011, 17:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkefire
You wouldn't happen to have a video/demo of that, would you? Because that definitely sounds freaking awesome.
+1³
Eiffie 15th March 2011, 20:26 Quote
Excited. . . sorta.
DXR_13KE 15th March 2011, 23:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Darkefire
You wouldn't happen to have a video/demo of that, would you? Because that definitely sounds freaking awesome.

+n
bobwya 16th March 2011, 00:07 Quote
Everything is relative... I finished Deus Ex 2 recently... Now that engine really is looking dated!!
The original Prey looked OK. Just wouldn't work so good for outdoor locations (no HDR like the slightly later HL2/Source engine). I also enjoyed playing (and completing) Doom 3 - not because of the gameplay - just it really felt like I was exploring a Martian base...
glaeken 16th March 2011, 01:10 Quote
nvm
Fizzban 16th March 2011, 20:09 Quote
I'd be interested in a Prey sequel. Enjoyed the first game. Wasn't perfect but it had some really nice ideas going on that I would love to see made better use of. Also any game that has a Dyson sphere in it get a thumbs up from me :D
lunarus 17th March 2011, 12:14 Quote
I quite enjoyed prey, I'd love to see how the story resolves itself.
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