Having recently landed an incredible success with Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games is already looking to future projects. In an interview with Polygon, which was posted today, Dan Houser expressed his interest in making a sequel to 2006's Bully, whose young protagonist and boarding school setting had set it far apart from the developer's other titles. It's no surprise that Rockstar may be thinking of continuing this franchise, as Take-Two had recently trademarked the game's title back in July.
Houser, who is one of the company's co-founders, explained that people have already suggested various ideas to him, such as having Jimmy Hopkins grow up to be a protagonist in Rockstar's GTA series, though he quickly dismissed that.
I never saw him as being that level of degenerate. 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.
With that said, Houser notes that there are many directions the team could go when devising a sequel. As for what this possible sequel could entail, and whether or not it would continue Jimmy Hopkins' storyline, is anybody's guess. Still, it's nice to know that Rockstar has at least considered the possibilities. Bully is a franchise that could hold more relevance in today's culture than ever before, with the increased focus on the effects of bullying and school-related issues within the last few years.