Despite being just more than a month away from its scheduled release, South Park: The Stick of Truth has been delayed... again. Now the game is planned for March 4, 2014, three months later than its last announced release date. If I hadn't seen Matt & Trey's active disdain for the project myself at a panel during SDCC, I'd say this was all some huge, ridiciulous joke. It's actually kind of funny thinking about it that way.
It's enough to make most fans scream. After all, the December release date was revealed just over a month ago. How in the world, in just one month, does a game go from just about ready for release to delayed an additional quarter? If this didn't reak of Obsidian and South Park Studio's complete apathy for meeting release dates for the game, I'd say it was an Ubisoft marketing move. It's almost too much to handle.
Matt and Trey really said it best:
"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."
South Park: The Stick of Truth will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 4, 2014. Maybe? In the mean time here's a newly released gameplay trailer. It's a sign that at least there's some sort of game being developed here.