Grand Theft Auto V lead writer Dan Houser has revealed he'd love to see a sequel to Rockstar's controversial Bully.
In an interview with Polygon, Houser admitted he'd be happy to pen a sequel to the game he wrote back in 2006...and he isn't short of ideas, either.
"I know I want to," he said. "Well, hopefully, you never know. There's a lot of directions I could go with that one, it's funny."
Well, hopefully, you never know. There's a lot of directions I could go with that one, it's funny.
Rumours about a sequel to the game have been flying for years. Back in 2009, composer Shawn Lee claimed he was getting ready to write the soundtrack for a follow-up, though this has obviously failed to materialise. Regardless, Take-Two filed a new trademark for the franchise earlier this year, suggesting the publisher isn't ready to abandon the series just yet either.
Though nothing regarding a sequel is set in stone, Houser was swift to dismiss was the notion that the game's protagonist Jimmy Hopkins could appear as an adult in the company's wildly successful Grand Theft Auto Franchise. According to him, the boy just isn't bad enough.
"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 s*** 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 IV'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."
While it's not confirmation that a sequel is imminent, it's comforting to know the door hasn't been shut on Jimmy and Bullworth Academy for good. In the meantime, it looks like we're just going to have to make do with sinking time into Grand Theft Auto V, as well as its online component when it launches on October 1.
Source : ign[dot]com