Yup. In a “stunning” turn of events, Ubisoft announced today that they are delaying the much anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth role playing game. Again.
South Park: The Stick of Truth was slated to come out on December the 10th; this date is almost a year after its original release date. The original hold up was pretty legit: Original owner THQ went out of business. Okay, that’s reasonable. What’s the lowdown on your delay, Ubisoft? According to Ubisoft North America president Laurent Detoc,
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.
Now, Detoc said this directly after he said that the game was nearly completed when they bought the game in January of this year. Hmmm. On a lighter note, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had this to say,
We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park. Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we’re excited to say it’s taken way longer than we thought it would.
This also comes less than a month after Ubisoft announced delays to its two biggest original titles, Watch Dogs and The Crew (you can check out the news story here). The bad news just continues to pile up for Ubisoft after the less than stellar sales numbers for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. South Park: The Stick of Truth is now scheduled for a March 4th, 2014 release…but we won’t hold our breath.