A brand new report by Video Game Chronicle means that Rockstar started creating Bully 2 however deserted the challenge early on in the course of the course of.
According to the report, a lot of the early work on the sequel was accomplished by the sport’s artwork staff who started to type some primary ideas of what the sequel would appear like. The plan was for Bully 2 to give attention to Jimmy (the protagonist from the primary Bully) as he was ending up the summer time at his stepdad’s home. The staff mentioned whether or not or not Jimmy would go to some type of college after that, however they apparently by no means fairly obtained far sufficient to map out the story from that easy starting.
Interestingly, although, evidently the staff who was engaged on the sequel spent a couple of yr or a year-and-a-half engaged on the prototype and even obtained as far as to develop a playable model of the sport that provided what’s known as a “very small slice” of the expertise. Still, it was an open-world demo that utilized the identical know-how featured in Max Payne 3, GTA V, and the Red Dead Redemption sequence.
So what occurred to Bully 2? That’s an important query that no one appears to have a definitive reply to. The sources conversant in the challenge simply stated that the sport “fizzled out” and “never got off the ground.” At the top of the day, although, it sounds prefer it actually got here right down to time and assets. Official quotes by Rockstar counsel that the challenge simply type of obtained sidetracked by every little thing else occurring on the time.
As for what occurs to the Bully franchise now, we suppose that Rockstar may at all times return to the franchise, however we’re unsure when that will occur. At this level, it is fairly clear that Rockstar is all about that GTA life and even an extremely profitable recreation like Red Dead Redemption 2 felt like one thing of a shock from Rockstar on condition that they do not actually need to do something however experience the GTA Online hype and work on GTA VI.
Still, it is attainable that Rockstar may determine that Bully 2 is a worthwhile “in-between” challenge that we could ultimately see even when it is on a relatively smaller scale. Whether or not it resembles this deserted model of the sport stays to be seen.
Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.
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