Forthcoming Ubisoft RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole has suffered a second release delay. Ubisoft have announced overnight that the game, based on the long-running Comedy Central animated series, will now launch during the company’s upcoming financial year.
Ubisoft originally announced South Park: The Fractured But Whole at E3 last year, tipping a December 6 release date. Three months after the announcement, Ubisoft declared that the game had been pushed to Q1 2017 in order to “… make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans,” adding that “the additional time will help (the development team) achieve this goal.”
in many ways, this situation is a mirror of the development of The Fractured But Whole‘s predecessor, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Initially set to drop during Q3-Q4 2012, THQ announced that the game had slipped to “early 2013.” It was later delayed a second time to “late 2013.” When Ubisoft nabbed the license amongst the shuttering of THQ, the company held that it would meet its Late 2013 launch window. It didn’t. The Stick of Truth eventually launched in March of 2014.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. No new launch date has been announced as of press time.