While the path to release was rocky, South Park: The Stick of Truth was well-received by critics and fans. Ubisoft has today announced just how successful the game is.

On its third quarter earnings call today, the publisher shared that the Obsidian-developed RPG has shipped 5 million copies. At E3 this year, the company announced a sequel is in the works.

Where The Stick of Truth spoofed fantasy tropes, The Fractured But Whole riffs on super hero themes. South Park has featured a number of episodes with the cast taking on hero personas, giving Ubisoft San Francisco a foundation from on to build.

The next game in the series is due during fiscal year 2017. This places release no later than March 31, 2017, provided there is no delay.

 

Our Take
Given the problems with development and how long we went during The Stick of Truth’s creation without seeing gameplay or getting hands-on time, its success is a bit surprising. I’m a big South Park fan and loved Obsidian’s work. I’m hopeful that Ubisoft San Francisco can build upon that success.