The trend of delaying games well past their originally slated release dates continues. The latest title to fall in line is South Park: The Fractured But Whole which has been pushed back in order to allow the developers to meet “high expectations of fans”.
Posting on its blog today, Ubisoft announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole is now looking at a release in early 2017. A substantial release date wasn’t mentioned so there’s always the chance that we get to see the title pushed back even further.
According to the announcement, the development team is focused on ensuring a great game experience. However, more time is needed to achieve that goal. Ubisoft didn’t specifically mention in what areas the team is asking for more time. The game is probably riddled with bugs and the additional time is going to be spent squashing each one of them.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set right after the events of the first game, The Stick of Truth. In fact the game begins the very next day; Cartman wants to create a franchise for his Coon and Friends superhero group. The player, as the new kid on the block, will create his own superhero character and experience the traditional South Park storytelling as well as tactical-based combat.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was original scheduled for a release on December 6.