Arkane Austin, the developer behind Prey, is working on a new project. The news comes from director Harvey Smith, who spoke in a recent interview (via TweakTown) about his previous work and confirmed that Arkane was making a new game.
We collaborated between Lyon and Austin for the first Dishonored and then for Dishonored 2 I moved to Lyon and was there for four years. Raph stayed in Austin and worked at Prey with Ricardo Bare and Susan Kath and the people I’m working with now. At the end of Dishonored 2, I went back to Austin. I’m not in Deathloop, I’m in something else, working with the guys who made Dishonored and Prey.
The 2017 version of Prey came after the failed development of Human Head Studios’ original sequel. After the studio closed in 2019, Bethesda hired the staff and turned it into Roundhouse Studios. Microsoft now owns both Arkane and Roundhouse as part of its $7.5 billion Bethesda deal.
It is unknown what the new project could be, but Prey has had enough success that a sequel is plausible. One thing is certain; the franchise has endured lots of creative changes.