Bully 2 Was Apparently Canceled in 2017 to Focus on Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto VI

Some new rumors suggest that Rockstar Games has canceled Bully 2 for the third time in 2017 to focus on other heavy projects.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

December 29, 2020

Aside from Grand Theft Auto VI or Red Dead Redemption 3 that doesn’t seem impossible to happen in the future, fans of Rockstar Games have always wanted a sequel to Bully, but they have never heard anything official about Bully 2, except for leaks and rumors. Now, some new leaks suggest that the game has been canceled back in 2017.

Tez2 and Yan2295 are two former Rockstar Games insiders that tend to leak some details about the company’s future or previous plans every now and then. In a recent comment by Tez2, he claimed that the pre-production phase for Grand Theft Auto VI started in 2015, and then slowed down in 2017 due to the big load of work that was required for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Bully 2. However, the team somehow decides to cancel Bully 2 and share the focus on Grand Theft Auto VI and Red Dead Redemption 2 one year prior to its launch in 2018. It’s worth noting that Yan2295 confirmed Tez2’s claim in a comment on Reddit.

If it turns out to be true, it’s sad that Bully 2 has been sacrificed for working on two giant projects. Apparently, the game had been canceled in 2009 and 2013 as well, due to similar problems.

Now, it’s over two years since the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, and fans assume that Rockstar Games is working on the next iteration of the Grand Theft Auto series as their next project. However, while the former insiders believe that the game has almost passed 60 to 70 percent of the development stage, Jason Schreier insists that Grand Theft Auto VI is in the early stages of development and it won’t be launched anytime soon.

Regarding the fact that Grand Theft Auto V will be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2021, maybe it’s more reasonable to think that Grand Theft Auto VI wouldn’t be available in the next few years.

In the end, we ask you to take all the leaks above with a grain of salt as it’s always hard to believe anything about the internal plans of Rockstar Games.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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