'Bully 2' set for release in October 2020, according to leak

'Bully 2' set for release in October 2020, according to leak

Rockstar Games is a developer that has never shied away from controversy, and yet their titles have always been record-breaking sellers, and overwhelmingly popular with gamers. Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto are just some of the franchises that have helped put the Scottish company on the map, but one of their lesser-known games could now be getting a sequel.

We can't stress this enough: the details on this are sparse, and the source for this information is as-yet unconfirmed. But despite this, a supposed leak from inside Rockstar is claiming that the high-school-set sandbox game, Bully, could be getting a sequel, to be released in October of 2020.

The gossip began when the popular Swedish gaming YouTuber, SWEGTA, shared a video on Sunday. Gaming site, Complex, reports that SWEGTA claims to have received a message from a contact within Rockstar Games, who claims that Bully 2 is going to hit the shelves in October or November next year, apparently to coincide with the release of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

The YouTuber also pointed out a Bully-related Easter egg which had appeared after a recent update to the massive multiplayer title, GTA Online. One work of art which appeared after the update was titled 'Canis Canem Edit' - the motto of the school in which the original Bully game was set, as well as the school's crest.

In his video, SWEGTA stated: "The motive for this is purely financial, just like with GTA V on the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One."

The original game title provoked a lot of debate and outrage when it was first released back in 2006, with many critics and moral guardians accusing it of glorifying bullying in schools (despite the fact that the main character, admittedly a delinquent, specifically targets bullies in order to enact revenge). Only time will tell what kind of reception the sequel receives.