Trivia / [PROTOTYPE 2]

  • Creator Killer: The underperforming sales of this game were cited by Activision when they started layoffs at Radical Entertainment.
  • Dueling Games: [PROTOTYPE 2] was compared to inFAMOUS 2.
  • Executive Meddling: Possibly one of the least veiled examples. Shortly before Radical's decommisioning, a poll on their Prototype 2 Facebook page surveying which platform did users generally play their games on, presumably the ones interested in Prototype 2note . The poll shows PC users outnumbering the combined total of both Microsoft's and Sony's console users, so here is the kicker: Activision stated that the Prototype franchise "did not find a broad commercial audience"... when the potential majority of its would-be players were being held out on a platform that the game had yet to be released on. Of course, Activision has something of a reputation for the so-called devouring of lesser developers for whatever reasonsnote , but this example shows that they've done very little to disguise anything or even attempt to be subtle.
    • Although according to VG Chartz (which granted, doesn't guarantee accuracy), PC sales were less than a tenth of the console sales (whether that was caused by the closure or not is unclear), and Facebook polls are not necessarily the most trustworthy information gathering method.
  • Franchise Killer: Not only were the game's sales poor enough to cause the developer to say a sequel was out of the question, the poor sales led to Activision shuttering the developer that created it, Radical Entertainment.
  • The Other Darrin: Alex Mercer was voiced by Barry Pepper in the original game. Here, he is voiced by Darryl Kurylo.
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Multiple pre-orders that have an array of different bonuses, including unique attacks, weapons, and even alternate costumes.
  • The Wiki Rule: For both games.