GTA Online players waited almost six years for the Casino to open its doors, and it finally did when the Diamond & Casino resort update dropped on July 23. One of the things the patch added was the ‘Decorations Management’ feature, which allows players to decorate and spruce up their penthouse’s appearance.
Eagle-eyed fans have since found a Bully easter egg in the feature that could be viewed as a potential tease for the long-awaited sequel to the 2006 action-adventure game.
“Dog eat dog”
Decorating your penthouse comes with many different options – one of them being wall art and posters. In this section, players spotted a print called “Canis Canem Edit”, which is what Bully was renamed in Europe after the name sparked controversy and fear it’d influence violence.
Canis Canem Edit is Latin for “dog eat dog” and presumably was used as the replacement title because of the famous saying ‘it’s a dog eat dog world’.
While it could just be a simple easter egg, fans on Reddit don’t seem to think so, and have spent hours trying to crack it, with some even thinking that the red dots on the wall art could be morse code.
If you look closely, Rockstar credits the print’s artist as ‘Mathew Morse’ – something that reinforces the idea of some kind of code being involved somehow.
Is it actually morse code?
Reddit user ‘MareeCena’ revealed that a few people have been trying to crack the potential code, and there are some theories as to what it could mean.
“Here’s what each picture stands for, starting from top left: 4, Then the next picture is either: A, N or G, then the bottom left is A and then bottom right: D.” user ‘snort_cannon’ commented. “Non Disclosure Agreement? Nearly Announced Development?” MareeCena replied.
The other main theory is that Mathew Morse could actually be the name of a character in Bully 2. None of this is confirmed though, and Rockstar has yet to say anything officially.
If this is indeed a hint at the next Bully instalment, Rockstar’s cryptic teaser definitely has fans scratching their heads. Will they ever work out what it means? We’ll keep you updated on any future developments.