'South Park: Stick of Truth' Slips to Spring

Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013 at 05:30 AM PDT by
South Park: The Stick of Truth

Latest delay for the RPG may give the game a better window.

Not long after setting a December release date, Ubisoft has announced that 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' won't be out for the holidays, and instead is now set for March 4th, 2014. The game has had a few delays due in no small part to the implosion of former publisher THQ. While publishers tend to focus on the busy holiday period, many games benefit from a less-packed release window. Ubisoft though, describes the delay as one necessary to ensure quality.

From Ubisoft, "Why the new delay? Well, when Ubisoft picked up the game, we thought: Easy. We’ll put some marketing muscle behind Stick of Truth, toss some additional development resources at it, then take it to the finish line with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The game’s almost done, anyways – so what more could we do?"

Apparently, quite a bit more. 'Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted. It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.'

Along with the new release date, Ubisoft has shared a new gameplay trailer:

You can find the latest info on 'South Park: Stick of Truth' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Ubisoft

Author: Brian Hoss

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