Rockstar says that Bully sequel is in the cards, but on the backburner

Dan Houser, vice-president of creativity for Rockstar Games, says the company “adores” cult 2006 title Bully and is waiting for the right time to begin developing a sequel. Houser says it's a matter of scheduling, telling Gamasutra that “we will see what we can do with Bully” after Bully developer Rockstar Vancouver has finished work on Max Payne 3.

“We didn't want to start doing the Bully sequel instantly,” explains Houser. “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.” However, he says Bully and its next-gen reissue, the Scholarship Edition, were a property that “we adore and might come back to in the future.”

However, a third Max Payne was something the company had “been meaning to start for a while,” so Rockstar Vancouver was given the opportunity to develop the high-profile title before moving straight onto further Bully titles.

You've got a while longer to wait, then, before any concrete details on Bully 2 emerge. Until then, keep an eye on Max Payne 3: the future of the Bully series could ride on how Vancouver handles its turn on the high-profile series. Going by this week's look at Payne 3, we've got high hopes for both. If Bully 2's release is directly related to the success of Max Payne 3 than we don't think you should lose any sleep over it - it's not like Rockstar's sequels ever do that bad, right?


  • jaime-salas - June 19, 2014 4:47 a.m.

    Rockstar please make bully 2 I really liked bully and it be nice if ya make one it's one of the most popular games on rockstar it only was hated a like Cuzco graphics but on the new systems. It will look great
  • Crypto140 - November 19, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    So does that mean that if I buy Max Payne 3 and help it's profit there will be a bigger chance that Bully 2 will be made? Pa, start the car! Were goin' to Gamestop!
  • Queefitswhatsfordinner - November 19, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    Warriors sequel por favor.
  • electrofreeze - November 19, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    I concur.
  • theinvinciblemick - November 19, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    “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.” I suddenly remembered about assassin's creed
  • JoeMulvihill1 - November 19, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    i really want this to happen, but personally i want jimmy hopkins to make a weird cameo in GTA V.
  • hester2 - November 18, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    Honestly, this is a game I wouldn't mind remaining a standalone. It was truly unique, and instead of seeing Rockstar do another sequel, I would like to see them use their imagination and come up with another original IP. If they do a sequel, I would love a "spiritual" sequel that focuses on American colleges, referencing films like Animal House, Van Wilder, and Road Trip.
  • 435 - November 18, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    A game so good I played it four times to full 100% completion.
  • Redeater - November 18, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    I really hope this gets made. Bully was damn good and I loved every minute of it.
  • SGTCOOL - November 18, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    Hopefully they use all of the graphical prowess and realistic animations from Max Payne 3 and apply it to a new bully so that dunking a girl in a trashcan, followed by shooting her in the face with bottle rockets will just look creepy.
  • codzprc - November 18, 2011 4:10 p.m.

  • IamTheBalance - November 18, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    The fact that Bully 2 actually exists and will one day be in my hands is hands down the best news of the year.
  • GrandmaSlayer - November 18, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    FOCK yeah!!

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