Prey 2 is still in development despite rumours in recent weeks the promising sci-fi FPS had been cancelled. However, the game will not be released this year.

Bethesda made the announcement overnight, saying that development had not progressed satisfactorily this year, and that the game does not currently meet the publisher’s quality standards.

“We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want,” writes Bethesda in a statement. “We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule.”