Ubisoft announced this week that South Park: The Fractured but Whole (tee hee) will not make its planned release date of December 6th, and will instead arrive sometime in ‘Q1 2017’. That could be any time between January and April-ish.
The announcement was made on the Ubiblog on September 15th, with the following short statement:
“South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. 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.”
It’s unfortunate, and would have made for an excellent Christmas (or in my case, birthday) present for any South Park fan and gamer. However, The Stick of Truth, which released in 2014 was also delayed by some time, and it ended up being a superb, must play game. As long as you’re not sensitive to jokes about abortions, Nazis, or anal probing. Sometimes all mixed together too.
Awkwardly, The Stick of Truth is being used as a pre-order bonus for those who pre-order The Fractured but Whole, but it seems like those who put a payment down in a retailer will have to wait until next year to get their free game. Hopefully that is resolved between Ubisoft and retailers for December.
Still, I’m super excited for the game and know that Matt Stone and Trey Parker will knock it out of the park again, with its take on the Marvel Civil War storyline as inspiration. In the meantime, screw you guys, I’m going home.
In other South Park related news, the guys are celebrating 20 years of the show this year. That is just awesome. Let’s hope they keep it up for another 20!