Well, it's not like Prey wasn't rewritten umpteen times and delivered years late... oh wait, it was
Actually, it wasn't. Development on the original 3DRealms version of Prey was stopped years before development even began on the Human Head version. They were completely separate games by different developers. Hell, the 3DRealms version wasn't even much of a game. It was more of a tech demo for portals.
Duke Nukem Forever would have been a more accurate comparison.