I want to think that Persona’s success has something to do with this.
Rockstar’s next game is Red Dead Redemption 2, and it is set to release later this year (at least, until it inevitably gets delayed). But it seems like Rockstar may be working on bringing back another cult hit beloved property after its launch.
According to user Yan2295 of the GTA Forums, who has been known in the past to leak correct information about Rockstar, a Bully 2 is indeed under development. It’s supposed to be the next big release after Red Dead Redemption 2, and will presumably expand upon the original game’s arresting premise and gameplay.
Of course, there is no way to verify this information, so I wouldn’t go taking this as confirmation that a Bully 2 is happening. But it’s been rumored a whole lot over the last few years, and this newest leak, from someone with a history of largely accurate ones, does at least add more fuel to the fire.