Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony" doesn't seem to have provoked nearly the the amount of controversy that the boy-on-boy kissing of "Bully" originally did when the game first appeared on the PlayStation 2. The company many have a second shot at testing the waters of public opinion once again with their private school-set franchise, as "Bully 2" may be be in development.
"It looks like I will be doing the soundtrack for 'Bully 2' in the not so distant future….," composer Shawn Lee told The Gaming Liberty.
Lee worked on the soundtrack for the first "Bully" as well, so he would be a sensible choice to bring back for the unconfirmed sequel. Rockstar neither confirmed nor denied that that "Bully 2" exists.
"We do not comment on rumor and speculation," a Rockstar Games spokesperson told Kotaku.
"Bully" has sold about 1.5 million copies since its launch on the PS2, which was followed by ports to the Xbox 360, PC and Wii. Looking at the established model sandbox game DLC roll-outs that "GTA 4" has now established, "Bully" could be a worthwhile franchise for Rockstar to return to.
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