Rumour: Prototype 2 to be announced this weekend


The appearance of a series of clues makes it very likely indeed that this weekend's Spike TV Video Game Awards will see the announcement of Prototype 2.

Murder your Maker is the teaser site in question. It appeared after a series of images shown in the VGA teaser trailers hinted at an infected uprising similar to the one that occurred in the original Prototype. Now a short video has appeared on Murder Your Maker showing footage from Prototype, strongly suggesting that the announcement this weekend will reveal a sequel.

The first game was a psychotic open world brawler in which you played Alex Mercer, a hoodie wearing madman whose powers enabled him to fly, spear enemies with tentacles and form parts of his body into devastating weapons. In a quest to cure his amnesia he would go looking for important people, and then eat them to gain their memories. Prototype was completely nuts. Hopefully a sequel will give us more of the same tank-hurling carnage.

Prototype 2 isn't the only game being teased at this year's VGAs. Bioware are also expected to announce a new game. Think you can guess what it is? Check out the series of clues that have been released so far.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.