Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth has been delayed until March 4, 2014. The game was originally going to be released in December. Here’s what they had to say about the delay:
“Why the new delay? Well, when Ubisoft picked up the game, we thought: Easy. Well 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 games 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, says Ubisoft North Americas president Laurent Detoc. Its been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldnt let it go, even if that meant missing December.
South Parks creators wholeheartedly agree. We always wanted the game to feel like youre actually in an episode of South Park, say Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and were excited to say its taken way longer than we thought it would.
A 7-minute gameplay video has also been released which you can check out below.