'Bully 2' Likely To Be Rockstar's Next Game After 'Red Dead Redemption 2'
We're all waiting with bated breath for the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 after waiting for the second installment for what seems like an eternity.
But now we're already making plans and getting excited for what Rockstar Games are going to do after it's release.
It seems GTA won't be on the gaming horizon, because rumours have been lingering that there will be a new Bully sequel instead.
Bully, the school yard version of Grand Theft Auto, you weren't going on rampages or sorting out drug empires, but it was still a whole load of fun.
Released in 2006, players followed the life of James 'Jimmy' Hopkins, a student who is involuntarily enrolled at Bullworth Academy - sounds like somewhere Miss Trunchbull from Matilda would be running.
Anyway, Jimmy discovers that the school is filled with bullies (shock horror - what a title), and he becomes determined to bring peace.
The Christian Post have reported that a sequel could be the studio's next game after Rockstar Games has time to start a new project after the highly anticipated sequel of their western-themed game, Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rumours have been circulating on a forum dedicated to GTA fans.
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One user, who describe themselves as an 'occasional Rockstar insider', said: "Bully 2 is indeed in development and is supposed to be the next game after RDR2."
According to The Christian Post, industry analyst Michael Pachter did note that if Rockstar worked on a new GTA right after they got RDR2 up and running, fans of the series would hear about it as early as two years from now.
But it seems that may not be the case.
Because according to another forum member, the Bully sequel may actually have been under development even before Grand Theft Auto V.
Another post on the forum said: "It's no secret that they have been working on it at several points till now but shelved it in between to focus on Max Payne 3 and probably shelved it a second time to help out with GTA V.
"I heard from a source close to R* that they have a working prototype for Bully 2, however it's unknown on which engine it runs, etc. I'm confident that it will be released after RDR2."
It's been more than a decade since Bully launched in October 2006, and fans are now wondering whether the new sequel will follow the adventures of James 'Jimmy' Hopkins, or even if it will still take place on Bullworth Academy.
Whatever happens, we'll have to wait until October 26 2018 for RDR2 and see what magic occurs after that.
Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games/Bully