Human Head hasn't worked on Prey 2 since November 2011

#1 Posted by ADAMWD (611 posts) -

Shacknewsposted a report today that according to one of their sources who requested to remain unnamed, that Human Head stopped working on Prey 2 back in November. Their reason for this was that the team was unhappy with the contract they had with ZeniMax, and were hoping for a better deal. Specfically, some employees had been laid off and they were hoping to get those guys re-hired. What do you think this, if true, could mean for the future of the game? Will they be able to work something out, or will ZeniMax shift to another developer. And if they did that, would they even be allowed to use the work and assets that Human Head had put into the game?

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@ADAMWD said:

Shacknewsposted a report today that according to one of their sources who requested to remain unnamed, that Human Head stopped working on Prey 2 back in November. Their reason for this was that the team was unhappy with the contract they had with ZeniMax, and were hoping for a better deal. Specfically, some employees had been laid off and they were hoping to get those guys re-hired. What do you think this, if true, could mean for the future of the game? Will they be able to work something out, or will ZeniMax shift to another developer. And if they did that, would they even be allowed to use the work and assets that Human Head had put into the game?

Zenimax sued over the word "Scrolls" Kinda put off from them since that. 
#3 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

If it's true then it sucks, Prey 2's concept sounds like it could become an incredible game.

#4 Posted by Brendan (7847 posts) -

Yeah...much like a film that has a disastrous production and ends up becoming a middling product, I don't have high hopes for Prey 2 anymore.

#5 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -

I was actually looking forward to this. Sucks poor management might kill it. :(

#6 Posted by solidwolf52 (301 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: They had little choice with that. If they released Elder Scrolls 6 down the line action could be taken against them for using the work scrolls in their title. This way in the future if any issues arise they can cite this as an example of their right to use the name. Yea it made them look like dicks, but it was the legal department, not the Devs.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@solidwolf52 said:

@The_Laughing_Man: They had little choice with that. If they released Elder Scrolls 6 down the line action could be taken against them for using the work scrolls in their title. This way in the future if any issues arise they can cite this as an example of their right to use the name. Yea it made them look like dicks, but it was the legal department, not the Devs.

It came from Zenimax. Not bethesda. And the base for the lawsuit was stupid. 
#8 Posted by bybeach (4913 posts) -

Does not sound good. There is too much established abuse of devs/employees in the industry(it would seem) to ignore these claims, though Human heads performance record and Zenimax's workplace fairness ruleset is unknown by me.

Prey 2 has obviously hit white water. Sometimes things go south.

#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@solidwolf52 said:

@The_Laughing_Man: They had little choice with that. If they released Elder Scrolls 6 down the line action could be taken against them for using the work scrolls in their title. This way in the future if any issues arise they can cite this as an example of their right to use the name. Yea it made them look like dicks, but it was the legal department, not the Devs.

It came from Zenimax. Not bethesda. And the base for the lawsuit was stupid.

Zenimax is Bethesda.

#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Dagbiker said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@solidwolf52 said:

@The_Laughing_Man: They had little choice with that. If they released Elder Scrolls 6 down the line action could be taken against them for using the work scrolls in their title. This way in the future if any issues arise they can cite this as an example of their right to use the name. Yea it made them look like dicks, but it was the legal department, not the Devs.

It came from Zenimax. Not bethesda. And the base for the lawsuit was stupid.

Zenimax is Bethesda.

They OWN Bethesda. Its often mistaken it was Bethesda went after Noch. When it was Zenimax. 
#11 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Dagbiker said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@solidwolf52 said:

@The_Laughing_Man: They had little choice with that. If they released Elder Scrolls 6 down the line action could be taken against them for using the work scrolls in their title. This way in the future if any issues arise they can cite this as an example of their right to use the name. Yea it made them look like dicks, but it was the legal department, not the Devs.

It came from Zenimax. Not bethesda. And the base for the lawsuit was stupid.

Zenimax is Bethesda.

They OWN Bethesda. Its often mistaken it was Bethesda went after Noch. When it was Zenimax.

Yes, but for all intensive purposes they are one and the same.

#12 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

Oh shit drama. Where's Klepek when we need him.

#13 Posted by TheGamerGeek (2499 posts) -

And it isn't cancelled? Must be quality!

#14 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

It's not quality concerns. The developer just STOPPED working on due to money problems. Now, the game is behind schedule. Bet you a change of developers is a possibility.

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