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Ubisoft has just announced a delay of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The reasons behind the bump from its planned December release are about improving the quality of the game.
Ubisoft North America president Laurent Detoc hoped that acquiring the game from THQ meant a quick turn around to release. “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,” he says. “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.”
We saw a short video for the title at New York Comic Con and expressed some concerns about its status at that point. Press hasn’t had the opportunity to play the game yet, and no hands-on impressions have been published. The new release date is March 4, 2014 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Here's the video that Ubisoft showed at New York Comic Con last month.
[Source: Ubi Blog]
Our TakeI am a South Park fan, and anything that leads to a better Stick of Truth is okay with me. However, Ubisoft absolutely must hit the March 4 deadline. The company’s finances have taken a huge tumble on the delays of Watch Dogs and the Crew. Ubisoft needs to recuperate its investment in the title and all of its subsequent expenses. As for Obsidian, the news and tenor of the statement reflect very poorly on the developer.
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oh what the heck
C'MON! I WANT MY CARTMAN WIZARD FIGURE. Totally bummed this is delayed. December is already far enough away!
I've liked all of Obsidian's games so far, so will probably enjoy this as well.
First Watchdogs and now this; they were the only two games I was planning on buying this autumn/winter so I'm rather disappointed to say the least. I suppose it can only mean they'll both be better games than had they not been delayed, but that doesn't mean I'm thrilled about having to wait even longer.
Smart move. I thought from the start that their mid-December release date would be a mistake. Glad it will get a better release date.
LOL I friggin knew it. This game will never come out.
I'm starting to fear that this game is going to be crap. Too many delays.
Very much regretting the preorder I have for this game dating from September 2012... Delay, delay, delay, delay.
Breaking News: Stick of Truth scheduled as launch title for PS5...SMH
I thought they had a firm date this time. Bummer too, by the time it releases a lot of people will have moved into next gen
I keep getting the feeling we are getting another Aliens: Colonial Marines. Lets hope I'm wrong.
I hope the game is as fun as the constant delay news.