Ubisoft has announced that “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” has been delayed and will now be released during Q1 2017. The game, which will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, was originally intended to hit store shelves on December 7, 2016.
The reason why “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” has been delayed is because it looks like Ubisoft needs more time to develop the game to meet gamer’s expectations. “The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal,” Ubisoft said on its blog post.
“The Fractured But Whole” is the direct sequel to 2014’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth” which made fun of fantasy RPG games. “The Stick of Truth” was received well by both fans and critics for incorporating turn-based battles and making it look exactly like the animated TV show.
“The Fractured But Whole” will take the similar approach in terms of gameplay, but this time around the “South Park” cast will be making fun of the current state of superhero movies, as pointed out by UPROXX. Although the turn-based gameplay appears to be similar, it does come with modifications like having a bigger party of four instead of just three, and added customization options.
The 2016 holiday season seems to be underpopulated by new games, especially now that this one has moved its release date to 2017. That being said, Ubisoft has not given an exact release date for “The Fractured But Whole” as it only stated that it would be out during the first quarter of 2017. This means that it will be released sometime between January and March.
Back in July, it was revealed that “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” would be getting a special edition bundle. The special edition includes a remote-controlled big wheel bike ridden by The Coon, played by Cartman. The special edition is an Amazon exclusive and is available to preorder now.