Rockstar's Dan Houser keen to revisit Bully franchise

by Nathan Misa Featured 4 Comments 18 Votes 7036 Views 26/09/2013 Back to News

A sequel to the 2006 school-time adventure Bully could be in the pipeline, according to Rockstar's co-founder and lead writer Dan Houser.

Speaking to Polygon, Houser is keen to revisit the franchise.

"I know I want to," Houser said. "Well, hopefully, you never know. There's a lot of directions I could go with that one, it's funny."

In regards to the common idea thrown around by fans that Rockstar should makes a game about Bully protagonist Jimmy Hopkins as an adult in a future Grand Theft Auto title, Houser says that isn't how he wrote Jimmy.

"I never saw him as being that level of degenerate," he said. "I saw him as a bad teen, because he comes from a tough home, who could go either direction. He's not going to be a carjacker. He's too white collar for that already. He's at a shit private school, but he's going to end up being really happy because he's at the worst bit of his life, or being a sort of messed up white collar doofus.

"He was an unpleasant soul, but he had a heart. To some extent you could say the same was true of [Grand Theft Auto 4's] Niko in a bizarre way. But [Jimmy's] not trying to burn down the school, he's more trying to stand up to injustice."

Bully originally released on the PS2 in 2006 before crossing over to the Xbox 360 and Wii 2 years later.

Rockstar's latest game, Grand Theft Auto V, released last week, in case you've been living under a rock.

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I think most people have been living under a rock while playing GTA V :P

I've never actually played Bully, I should give it a crack.

metalliguy said: I think most people have been living under a rock while playing GTA V
I've never actually played Bully, I should give it a crack.



It's a great game with a cheeky story. One of Rockstar's best (better than VC and GTA 3 imo).
Needs more awesome buttons :D
I'd love to see Jimmy all grown up. Very cool game =D

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