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Bully 2 'Leak' Turns Out to Be Polygon Joke

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  • Posted on 12th Nov, 2022 03:50 AM

A Polygon joke URL sets the Internet ablaze with hopes that the publication legitimately leaked the existence of the unannounced Bully 2.

p>Ever since the original Bully game released all the way back in 2006, fans of Rockstar's open world games have been clamoring for a sequel. Rumors have persisted for years that Bully 2 is in development in some capacity, but there has never been much in the way of concrete evidence. This past weekend, Bully 2 fans thought they had finally found actual evidence that the game is in the works, but unfortunately, it turned out to be nothing more than a joke.

This past weekend, gaming publication Polygon wrote an article about the Bully easter egg in Grand Theft Auto 5's new Diamond Casino DLC. Instead of the post's URL relating to the easter egg, though, it instead read "bully-sequel-announced-fall-2020-news-embargoed-do-not-publish," leading many to think that Polygon had accidentally leaked the existence of Bully 2 ahead of an imminent announcement by Rockstar Games.

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Polygon's joke URL spawned a number of articles about whether or not the publication had legitimately leaked Bully 2. Unfortunately for those hoping that Polygon had truly leaked Bully 2, it later updated the article to clarify that the URL was just a joke by weekend editor Owen S. Good. "Well, I am dining on one tasty plate of crow right now," he said, saying that the joke URL was a "dumb idea" and that no one else at Polygon was involved in making it.

window.arrayOfEmbeds["1155560639512887302"] = {'embedded_twitter' : '"<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">We put a joke URL in this story, and mea culpa, folks thought it was real. For the record, it was a joke \u2014 a bad one \u2014 and the writer behind it is feeling very regretful. <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/q8Ys6TTtV2\">https:\/\/t.co\/q8Ys6TTtV2<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/lyh5udkVlU\">pic.twitter.com\/lyh5udkVlU<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Polygon (@Polygon) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/Polygon\/status\/1155560639512887302?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">July 28, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n\n"'};

While we still don't know for sure if Bully 2 even exists, there is good evidence that a version of the game actually was in development about a decade ago, only for it to be canceled. A former Rockstar Games employee revealed details on the canceled Bully 2 game that was in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game was eventually scrapped, but it would have been about Jimmy's summer vacation at his stepdad's house.

Now, it's possible that Rockstar has started working on a new version of Bully 2 in the years since it canceled the original idea. The latest rumors for the unannounced Bully 2 say that the game will be about Jimmy in college, but there aren't many details available beyond that. And of course, it's possible that information is made up too, so the best bet is for fans to wait for an official announcement from Rockstar before getting too excited.

Bully 2 is rumored to be in development for unspecified platforms.

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