Sad news for South Park fans. The Fractured But Whole has been delayed once more.
The sequel to the beloved South Park: The Stick Of Truth was most recently set to release in March of this year, but the amount of promotion and advertising for the game was suspiciously lacking. Now it seems those suspicions were for good reason, because the anticipated turn-based RPG has now been delayed to Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, according to their earnings report today. Thankfully, their fiscal year begins April 1st, 2017, so the game’s release could only be prolonged by a month or two. However, the end of the fiscal year is March 31st, 2018, so they have a wide window. When the new release date is announced, this story will be updated appropriately.
This is particularly depressing when one considers that the game was originally set to release on December 6th, 2016. Now, we could be seeing the game release as late as 2018. It’s highly improbable, but with these consistent delays, who knows? Regardless of the initial disappointment, it’s important to acknowledge that Ubisoft could simply be spending time ironing out the issues and bugs to make a product the fans deserve. After all, The Stick of Truth was trapped in development hell for years, crippled by the dissolution of THQ. In spite of this, as our full review states, it was one “coooooool” product by the time it released.
Until The Fractured But Whole finally drops, I think there’s only one appropriate reaction we all can agree to have.