Just a few days ago, Rockstar confirmed the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is “well underway,” leaving many to ask, what about Bully 2? With the company currently taking on a lot with GTA Online, Red Dead Online, and now GTA 6, it’s understandable for Bully fans to be concerned about the validity of its sequel. However, industry insider Tom Henderson revealed on Twitter that Bully 2 is still very much in the works.
Tom Henderson previously said last December that Bully 2 was set to be announced at The Game Awards 2021, but had been pulled for unknown reasons. It was because of these claims that Twitter account Bully 2 Source questioned Henderson after Rockstar announced GTA 6 was in development. Fan concern over Rockstar being able to juggle multiple projects is understandable after the state the remastered GTA Trilogy launch in, as well as the lack of content for Red Dead Online. While Henderson doesn’t believe Bully 2 is currently Rockstar’s “focus,” he does believe “somethings going on” with the series.
The original Bully game was released in 2006 for the PS2 and Xbox 360, meaning fans have been waiting a long while for the game’s sequel. For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Bully is an open world action-adventure title where players can navigate the world on foot, skateboard, motor scooter, bicycle, or go-kart. Played from a third-person perspective, the game takes place in the fictional town of Bullworth.
The single-player campaign in Bully follows a juvenile delinquent by the name of James “Jimmy” Hopkins. Players control Jimmy as he goes through the trials and tribulations of adolescence: Attempting to become more popular, attending classes, along with several added side missions. The game’s strong sexual content and violence were originally controversial but the game soon won over gamers and critics, receiving glowing reviews.
Let’s hope Rockstar has learned from their previous mistakes and can release both GTA 6 and Bully 2 in states that will please gamers.