South Park: The Fractured But Whole is the much anticipated sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth. Now, on a post on the official Ubisoft Blog, the Developers have announced that the game will be getting delayed to early 2017.
While originally intended for a release on 6th December, 2016, it has now been moved to the first quarter of next year. The reason given for the delay is so that the developers can better polish the game, and allow it to meet the standards the fans demand.
The official excerpt from the blog reads :
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole starts right after the events of the first game and will take place in a superhero setting this time around, with players once again taking control of The New Kid as they side with either the Coon and Friends or the Freedom Pals factions.
The game will also feature 12 new classes this time around, which is a big step up from the 4 present in the last game, namely the Brutalist, the Blaster, the Speedster, Elementalist, Gadgeteer, Mystic, Cyborg, Psychic, Assassin, Commander, Netherborn, and Karate Kid.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release on Q1 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC. The game is currently in development by Ubisoft San Francisco in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios.