The Finish game developer Frozenbyte has announced a name change for their high-octane action game, Preyground. The game is now to be called Shadowgrounds because the previous title was very similar to 3D Realms' Prey, which was originally announced back in 1997.
"We changed the name because 3D Realms told us that they are again working on Prey, a first-person shooter originally announced in 1997", says Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvarinen and continues: "We respect 3D Realms. And we don't want Duke to kick our butts."
Shadowgrounds has a new website which features the first teaser trailer for the game.
Lauri Hyvarinen says: "In the coming months, we will be revealing more information about the game and its features, including the RPG-like weapon upgrade system that adds a new level of tactics to the action genre. Ultimately, we look forward to delivering the game to triggerhappy gamers worldwide in September."
Shadowgrounds is expected in quarter three 2005.