Most of the focus in Take-Two Interactive’s financial results was on the success of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, although several others like Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands and NBA 2K also received mentions. However, one of the things the company’s CEO Strauss Zelnick also said was that they would be releasing sequels to many “beloved franchises”. This has got fans’ hopes up for a sequel to long dormant franchises like Midnight Club, LA Noire, Max Payne, and Bully.
Will we ever get Bully 2?
Rumors surrounding the development of Bully 2 have been going on for years with several claims of the game being in development before being canceled multiple times. The latest claimed the game was still in development despite Rockstar’s announcement of the next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. This was after the game was supposed to be shown at The Game Awards but was pulled from the lineup at the last minute for unknown reasons. Zelnick’s statement in the company’s earnings call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha, has only served to fuel those rumors, after he said the future pipeline for their studios included sequels to many beloved franchises:
We have the strongest and most diverse pipeline in our company’s history, comprised of new intellectual properties, as well as sequels to many of our beloved franchises. We look forward to delivering many of these titles in the coming months and beyond.
Of course, there are some sequels that we already know about. There’s the aforementioned Grand Theft Auto game (assumed to be called GTA VI) and Kerbal Space Program 2. While not technically a sequel, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands could count within that statement, as could the upcoming WWE 2K22. The statement was also made the day before the release of OlliOlli World. Regardless, there is always the possibility that there are those that are yet to be announced. Interestingly, Zelnick also mentioned new intellectual properties, implying multiple new IPs in development. So far we only know about Marvel Midnight Suns, so there are definitely unannounced projects here too.
In other news, a second PS5 system software beta will start tomorrow alongside another PS4 beta. Both consoles will get to try open parties while the former will also get to try voice commands. Elsewhere, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 2 will introduce chemical warfare and armored vehicles on February 14.