Bully might return with a sequel
Rockstar to consider a follow-up once Max Payne 3’s out.
Rockstar is busy prepping its upcoming major releases – Max Payne 3, and the recently unveiled GTA V, though, that doesn’t mean we won’t see a sequel to Bully. Yes, Rockstar has hinted that it might actually happen, and thus expect to see the long-awaited beat-em-up-schoolmates follow-up.
That’s however, according to Rockstar executive Dan Houser, who recently spoke with Gamastura. He surprisingly mentioned that the company didn’t snub Bully.
“Contrary to a lot of people, we like to take a little bit of time at the end of a game before starting a sequel, so we can wait for the excitement or disappointment and everything else of the experience to shake down and really see what we should do in the next game,” he explained.
“We knew that we didn’t want to start doing the Bully sequel instantly at that second with those guys – even though it is a property that, like Max, we adore and might come back to in the future. There was just no impetus to do that then.
“So we said, ‘You can do Max, and then we will see what we can do with Bully.’ So it was really waiting for the slot to open up and the group to open up to at least start work on it.”
Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, the Rockstar Vancouver-developed third-person actioner launched later on for PC, Wii and Xbox 360 under the moniker Bully: Scholarship Edition.