Ever since the backlash that followed the release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, developers and publishers have become more and more confident in delaying their game from the market. The latest to follow this trend is South Park: The Fractured but Whole which had been expected around Christmas.
Ubisoft have detailed their reasons below:
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.
As you can see no firm release date has been set, only that it will be in the first three months of 2017. As always, I’m completely fine with this and, in fact, I encourage it. I would much rather have a product that has a few extra months of care and attention placed into it than one hurriedly placed on shelves to catch the Christmas rush. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, have a reputation for consistent quality and humour and it’s good to see it being applied to the gaming world too.