Bully came out originally in 2006 and was a critical if not commercial hit for Rockstar. While the developer Rockstar Vancouver moved over to Max Payne 3 instead of a sequel, there may yet be a Bully 2.
“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,” said Rockstar’s cofounder and vice president Dan Houser,. “So we knew that we didn’t want to start doing the Bully sequel instantly at that second with those guys [at Rockstar Vancouver] — even though it is a property that, like Max [Payne], 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.’ It was really waiting for the slot to open up and the group to open up to at least start work on it.”