It looks like the rumors were true. Bethesda has finally come out and confirmed that a sequel to 2006's first preson shooter, Prey, is on the works.

Human Head Studios, the team behind the original, is once again taking care of development for the sequel. The original Prey ran on a modified version of id's Tech 4 engine. Prey 2 will make use of id Tech 5.

"We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2," project lead Chris Rhinehart said. "Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world."

"We're excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are," he added.

Bethesda and Human Head Studios plan to release Prey 2 sometime next year. The game will be available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.