A strange website, covered in strange glyphs and identified only as “.alien.noire.” popped up on February 2nd, and judging by the source code, it seems to be tied to the supposedly in-limbo Prey 2.

Looking more closely at the glyphs reveals them to be stylized letters, spelling out the words “seconds,” “minutes,” “hours,” and days, and the shifting symbols on the site’s left side appear to use dots and lines to represent the numbers zero through nine. That wasn’t enough information for NeoGAF’s EatChildren, who took a peek at the Alien Noire source code to see what he could see. As it turns out, there’s a comment at the bottom that says, “Tommy needs your help,” possibly referring to Tommy Tawodi from the original Prey, and the site’s meta tag includes the following keywords: “Prey, Prey2, Prey 2, FPS, Bethesda Softworks, Human Head Studios, Alien Noire”

Seems like a no-brainer, but Bethesda has yet to comment one way or another regarding the nature of the Alien Noire website. The name “alien noire” could play hand in hand with the early concepts posited of the Prey sequel’s main character being an interstellar bounty hunter, implying a “private detective in space” feel. The Alien Noire site itself is registered to “The Collective,” who resides in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, which happens to serve as capital for the two Cherokee tribes recognized by the U.S. government. Considering Prey’s Tommy hails from Cherokee heritage, all signs would seem to point to this being legitimate. Chances look good that March 1st will be bringing news of this long-awaited sequel.

Source: Gematsu