South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been through a bit of a rollercoaster. Development of the sequel has seen the game change hands from Obsidian Entertainment to one of Ubisoft’s own internal studios and while we got a great look at the game during E3 last year, it unfortunately missed its December 2016 release date. At the time of the delay, Ubisoft aimed to get it out during ‘Q1 2017’ instead but now the publisher has confirmed that it won’t be hitting that release window either.
The delay was revealed during Ubisoft’s quarterly earnings call, with executives now pointing to the 2017-2018 financial year as the new ‘release window’ for the game. This means the game could be coming out anytime between April 2017 and March 2018, so the state of the game is quite vague at this point.
Given the vague release window given, it would seem that the game might not be as close to finished as we had hoped when we first saw it in action at E3 2016. If there was a new release date in sight, then Ubisoft likely would have been a bit more specific with its timing.
KitGuru Says: The gameplay shown at E3 last year had me very excited for this game but it would seem the development team are having trouble actually getting the game out the door, which is a shame. Hopefully we get some more concrete release news soon as ‘Financial year 2018’ is far too vague.