If you were hoping to play South Park: The Fractured But Whole anytime soon right now we have some bad news for you as the upcoming RPG has been delayed once again. The new release window is now sometime during Ubisoft’s fiscal 2017-2018, which means between April 2017-March 2018. Publisher Ubisoft made the announcement today during an earnings call.
The game which is based on the animated series, is a sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth which came out back in 2014. The game was initially due on December 6th 2016 before being delayed to the start of 2017. Ubisoft’s explanation for the initial delay was to get some extra time to guarantee that the game lived up to the public’s expectations.
“The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.”
As for the latest setback Ubisoft are yet to offer any explanation.
The first game The Stick of Truth, the show’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s first venture into game development, was not without problems of its own. Ubisoft initially obtained the rights from the now dead publisher THQ, before it delayed the initial December 2013 release date to March 4, 2014.
According to Ubisoft North America’s president, Laurent Detoc via a blog update.
“Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,”
The encouraging part is that Stick of Truth went on to become a hit as it sold over 5 million copies. It’s also exciting to know that Ubisoft believes The Fractured But Whole will be even better. Although the newest setback is sure to piss off some fans, it’s great to see Ubisoft aren’t willing to release the game until they’re sure that it will deliver an excellent experience for the players.