Included in Ubisoft’s earnings information, they dropped the bomb that they will delay South Park: The Fractured But Whole again. Originally slated for December 2016, it was delayed into the first quarter of 2017. Now, the game will be released sometime between April 2017 and March 2018. That is certainly the way to play it safe if you want to avoid another delay.
There was no official explanation for the delay, and, although a generic explanation about quality and polish is expected, we really hope Ubisoft goes full bonkers and makes up an explanation worthy of South Park. Maybe Mr. Garrison trapped a digital Mr. Hankey with Stan and Kyle inside the only computer with the source code for the game while threatening to delete it and them if his demands are not met. They called in Randy Marsh as a negotiator, and he does not want the game to be released due to a scene in the game that shows him doing something awful. Cartman is trying to rescue them as his alter ego, The Coon, in order to give himself some legitimacy as a super hero, but no one is listening to him. Ubisoft executives are at a loss as to how long this situation will last, but they will finish the game as soon as possible.
Sure, it is a terrible excuse, but it does not feel as flat as the normal canned response. Oh, well. At least the people who pre-ordered the game received The Stick of Truth. Hopefully, it will be released this year, and we can bring you the good news.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.