Those who were primed and ready to indulge in the foul-mouthed antics that “South Park: The Stick Of Truth” were going to offer, will now have wait to even longer, with the game being delayed by THQ until next year.
The game, which is classified as a RPG, allows you to play the role of new kid on the block, getting caught up in all the weird and wonderful adventures we have come to love from the show. The Stick Of Truth is still expected to be released on PS3, Xbox 360 with a unmentioned PC version also on the cards.
THQ announced the delay during their latest earnings report, with a new planned release for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. This isn’t the only game to find itself delayed until 2013. The much-anticipated Tomb Raider and Bioshock: Infinite have also fell victim and have been delayed until next year.
As to why the delay even happened, many speculate that Obsidian and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker want more time to polish the game, with THQ vice president Danny Bilson stating in a recent interview:
Matt and Trey won’t ship until it’s their vision of this ultimate role-playing game, where you’re the new kid in town and it’s like being in a South Park episode.
Another theory suggests the recent layoffs at Obsidian Entertainment might be the reason behind it, as members of the development team behind the South Park game were let go and with an unannounced title also getting binned in the process.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth has the potential to sell many units for THQ considering the franchise’s massive worldwide market. They will now however have to go up against heavyweights like Tomb Raider and Bioshock, which are set to be released around the same time.