Rockstar: Bully Follow-Up Is Possible
Rockstar has kept many of its fantastic franchises going strong, including Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne.
But a great new IP debuted back on the PS2 and it never earned a follow-up effort. Fans of Bully were definitely hoping for a sequel but sadly, it just never materialized.
However, according to what Rockstar Games boss Dan Houser told Gamasutra, the developer may want to revisit the critically acclaimed Bully after Max Payne 3 releases next year. Rockstar Vancouver is the team currently working on Max's gritty new adventure, and they're also the studio that handled Bully. Houser did provide an explanation as to why the PS2 title never got a sequel:
"So 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 who remembers the game in question? Did you enjoy it? Or would you rather have Rockstar just focus on the next Red Dead title? Whatever you think, and whatever Rockstar decides, we do appreciate - and agree with - the company's motto when it comes to sequels: "With any property or new property, it takes as long as it takes. You have to make the right game before you release it."
11/18/2011 9:25:31 PM John Shepard