The eagerly anticipated new south park game which was scheduled to come out sometime in December has now been delayed to Q1 2017 according to the Ubisoft blog. The reasoning behind it was for quality purposes. The usual “the team needs more time, to meet expectations of fans.”
In the end it may not be a bad thing the game is delayed. With so many big titles (Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4) coming out this holiday season competing for customers wallets the game may fair better in the early months of 2017. Best to have a well polished game and take the hit of a delay, than release a sub par title during the holidays that quickly gets forgotten. South Park fans will just have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the Fractured But Whole.
South Park had a strong presence at San Diego comic con celebrating the shows 20th anniversary. Across the street from the convention center Comedy Central hosted the South Park experience. Fans were treated to high quality cut outs of their favorite characters and also featuring famous scenes from the show. From Professor Chaos to Satan to towelie fans could find their favorites among all the cut outs.
Being a casual fan some of the references alluded me but my colleague a big South Park fan was in her own heaven, taking pictures with all the characters. Each section had a different famous scene and perfectly set up to take pictures. Comedy Central was kind enough to hire staff that would take pictures for you with your camera to get a better shot. At the end of the experience was a tent dedicated to the upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The days were hot so it wasn’t quite the immaculate recreation of the fictitious snowy South Park, Colorado; but was still a great way to honor the 20th anniversary of the show.