Before Arkane's reboot of the 2006 original was officially revealed last year at E3, Human Head Studios was working on a sequel that Bethesda ultimately canceled.
However, well before the publisher officially confirmed any of this news, Kotaku reported in May 2013 that Arkane Austin was developing a reboot.
In the wake of this report, Arkane creative director Raphael Colantonio sent out an email, obtained by Kotaku, saying, "Now that the news is out, we'll be contacted left and right by press sneak f--ks who will want to know more." As reported by Kotaku, Bethesda has since revealed Prey's list of achievements, and among them is this nod to that email: This isn't the first time Arkane has referenced the leak, as Colantonio wore a shirt on-stage at E3 during Prey's reveal last year that features a similar nod.
While you wait for the game's launch next week, you can play a demo featuring the game's opening hour today.
For more on Arkane's sci-fi shooter, check out IGN's hands-on impressions, as well as our detailed rundown on everything you need to know about Prey.