Prey (2006) - Original Game Trailer

According to the former Arkane director, this situation with Prey and how Bethesda forced the name on the team was a big reason for his departure from the studio in 2017. He has since gone on to found a new team, WolfEye Studios, which recently released Weird West.


This isn’t the first time Colantonio has spoken about his issues with Bethesda over Prey. Last week, he spoke to MinnMax and explained that he was “bummed” that Bethesda forced the team to use the name. And before that, he further claimed that the choice was out of his and the studio’s hands.

Now, his goal with his new studio is to do things differently than they’re done in the more corporate publishing system he was a part of for so long, and to “stay independent for real” while making smaller games without the pressure of multi-million dollar corporations breathing down their necks.


Update, 9/2/2, 12:05 a.m. ET: This article and its headline have been updated to more accurately reflect what Colantonio said about using the Prey name.