South Park The Stick of Truth has been delayed again. After having its 10th of December release date announced last month, Ubisoft along with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have now announced that the game won’t be ready until 4th March next year.
In an official blog post Communications Manager, Gary Steinman, admits that Ubisoft thought the game was almost done and that it would be an easy job to finish off and release:
“When Ubisoft picked up the game, we thought: Easy. We’ll put some marketing muscle behind Stick of Truth, toss some additional development resources at it, then take it to the finish line with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The game’s almost done, anyways – so what more could we do?” the post continues. Unfortunately, it turns out it needed quite a bit more that that. “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,”
South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker stepped in to back up Ubisoft’s decision: “We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park,” say Matt Stone and Trey Parker. “Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we’re excited to say it’s taken way longer than we thought it would.”
So we won’t be taking up the role of the new kid in South Park any time soon but Obsidian Entertainment is behind this project and with the developer’s history with RPG’s, I’m expecting it to be worth the wait.
Ubisoft has released a seven minute look at some of the game along with this announcement:
South Park The Stick of Truth and the special ‘Grand Wizard’ edition will now launch on the 4th of March 2014 at £39.99 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and £29.99 for PC.
KitGuru Says: While this game isn’t as big a blow to gamers as the Watch Dogs delay was, it’s still a bit disappointing. I trust that they will make the game as good as it can possibly be for when it does arrive though, if it gets delayed again I think people might stop caring.