The fate of the much anticipated Prey 2 still remains unknown, but developer Human Head Studios has been working on at least one other project recently, having been revealed as the new stewards for third person arena shooter Minimum.
Minimum is described as a minimalistic shooter with MOBA-style creep farming and crafting elements and was originally devised and announced by the no defunct Timegate studios.
Set in a minimalistic stylized universe, Minimum features fast-paced, session-based combat that pits teams of five against each other with powerful, craftable weapons. Each team has their own gigantic robotic Titan that they power up and support to help them fight and destroy the enemy's base. At the core of Minimum is an elaborate blueprint crafting system where players collect resources to create customized weapons and armor that power-up during kill streaks, enabling skilled warriors and Titans to become deadlier as matches progress.
It's similar to the original concept that TimeGate had when it announced Minimum last April, less than a month before filing for bankruptcy. Court documents revealed that Square Enix had originally signed on to publish the game, but left the project in December 2012. According to a press release Atari sent out today, the company worked with TimeGate to pull Minimum out of the studio's bankruptcy proceedings, after which point Madison, Wis.-based Human Head came on to the project as the new development team.
Minimum had been originally planned as a free-to-play title, but its unclear whether that will still the case, as the game's official website
invites players to purchase the title soon via Steam Early Access.