South Park: The Stick of Truth Still Coming in 2013

South Park: The Stick of Truth Still Coming in 2013

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Despite a change in publishers and opposition from South Park Studios, Ubisoft's upcoming South Park RPG won't face more delays.

Ever since its announcement in late 2011, South Park fans have been looking forward to seeing their favorite foul-mouthed elementary schoolers in the Obsidian Entertainment-developed RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game was one of many properties left up for grabs when THQ went defunct earlier this year, and Ubisoft scooped it up for a mere $3.2 million dollars. After Ubisoft's purchase was met with a court objection from South Park Studios, there was little news about The Stick of Truth. There's no need to worry, though; Ubisoft has confirmed that Obsidian's South Park RPG is still due out in 2013.

If everything had gone according to plan (and THQ hadn't needed to file for bankruptcy), The Stick of Truth would have been released earlier this year. THQ delayed South Park (and a handful of other titles) in late 2012, pushing The Stick of Truth to "early fiscal 2014." Ubisoft hasn't announced a new release date since acquiring the game, making today's news the first indication that it's still on track to come out within the next few months.

The questionable release of South Park: The Stick of Truth is a sad reminder of THQ's fate, but the silver lining is that the RPG found a new home at Ubisoft instead of being canceled outright. Those of us who have been waiting patiently now have another big game to look forward to in 2013; all we can do is hope that the bumpy road to completion isn't reflected in the final product.

Source: Video Gamer via Polygon

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Good to hear, I really hope this game turns out well.

Love Obsidian.
Abhor Ubisoft.
So conflicted.

I wonder if they'll make all of Kyle's upgrades available only through micro-transactions :P

I'm sorry. I want this game to be really good. But I predict a fiasco/failure. I really want to be wrong about that though...

If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Ed130:
If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games? I, for one, can't wait to unlock a 6 pack of Diet Double Dew for Cartman or Kyle's Jew Gold perk item/perk with uPlay points earned killing Blood Dragons or stealth killing the Borgia.

Sarcasm, or not? You decide!

tangoprime:

Ed130:
If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games? I, for one, can't wait to unlock a 6 pack of Diet Double Dew for Cartman or Kyle's Jew Gold perk item/perk with uPlay points earned killing Blood Dragons or stealth killing the Borgia.

Sarcasm, or not? You decide!

It's got the same problem as Origin, desperately trying to jump onto the bandwagon that Steam has raced off in years ago.

Bringing very little to the table and having only basic features doesn't help, neither did Ubi's previous stance on Always Online DRM.

I simply don't trust Ubisoft enough to build a Uplay game library.

wondered what happened to this game, still keep seeing the pre-order cards at walmart and places.

I would have rather seen the game die than fall into the hands of Ubisoft. Now it's going to come bloated with their shitty DRM schemes and be put behind the Uplay wall even if bought through Steam.

Ed130:
If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Same here. I've been looking forward to this for a while, but if Ubisoft sticks in thier own DRM I'm out.

tangoprime:
Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games?

I can't speak for everyone else, but for me it's the lack of gamepad support. I bought Trials Evolution: Gold Edition on Steam, a game that really is meant to be played with a gamepad, hoping to use it with Big Picture mode... but I have to go pull out my mouse every time I play it, because there's a mouse-only launcher in the way. Eventually I found a fan-made solution that automatically clicks play on the Uplay launcher, but this sort of thing really shouldn't require a third-party solution.

P.S. Thanks

Is this the one where you make your own South Park character and join the group as the new kid?

I had wanted to get this game so badly. Now its another one along with Farcry 3 and Blood Dragon that I'm going to have to skip because I refuse to allow the UPLAY malware on my system.

Ubisoft eh? Maybe there's a chance it'll be brought over to the Wii U eventually. Otherwise I'll probably pick it up on the PS3. I honestly haven't been too interested in this one but since it isn't dead I think I'll give it a look.

As much as everyone hates Ubisoft, which I certainly don't, I'm pretty confident saying that they know when or when not to stick their fingers into an ongoing project. UPlay has improved with time and I'm confident in their judgement that they'll leave this to Obsidian. If this game is crap, I'm pretty sure we can blame the game concept or Obsidian, not Ubisoft.
Just now we've seen Ubisoft being a publisher not scared of launching something weird, with Blood Dragon being cheap AND standalone, not forcing people to buy Far Cry 3 for it first. They also backed the vita with a very good assassin's creed game, while being a normal assassin's creed game we've seen loads of times, is a full, good game on a portable.
If you say you won't buy Ubisoft because UPlay is a rip-off of Steam, you are being ignorant. One less-sucessful digital distribution network is not a rip-off of the sucessful one.

tangoprime:

Ed130:
If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games? I, for one, can't wait to unlock a 6 pack of Diet Double Dew for Cartman or Kyle's Jew Gold perk item/perk with uPlay points earned killing Blood Dragons or stealth killing the Borgia.

Sarcasm, or not? You decide!

U play is pretty sweet on the 360 just sayin

squid5580:

tangoprime:

Ed130:
If it has Uplay then I'm not getting it.

Besides I'm already supporting Obsidian directly with Project Eternity.

Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games? I, for one, can't wait to unlock a 6 pack of Diet Double Dew for Cartman or Kyle's Jew Gold perk item/perk with uPlay points earned killing Blood Dragons or stealth killing the Borgia.

Sarcasm, or not? You decide!

U play is pretty sweet on the 360 just sayin

And now I'm not sure if ANY of you are serious. ARGH!

thehorror2:

squid5580:

tangoprime:

Why the uPlay hate? No love for a mildly irritating launcher that lets you unlock inconsequential things in games due to achievements achieved playing other games? I, for one, can't wait to unlock a 6 pack of Diet Double Dew for Cartman or Kyle's Jew Gold perk item/perk with uPlay points earned killing Blood Dragons or stealth killing the Borgia.

Sarcasm, or not? You decide!

U play is pretty sweet on the 360 just sayin

And now I'm not sure if ANY of you are serious. ARGH!

I am serious about disliking Uplay. In fact its one of the reasons why I'm not going to shell out for the next AC game.

Ed130:

It's got the same problem as Origin, desperately trying to jump onto the bandwagon that Steam has raced off in years ago.

Bringing very little to the table and having only basic features doesn't help, neither did Ubi's previous stance on Always Online DRM.

I simply don't trust Ubisoft enough to build a Uplay game library.

rembrandtqeinstein:
I had wanted to get this game so badly. Now its another one along with Farcry 3 and Blood Dragon that I'm going to have to skip because I refuse to allow the UPLAY malware on my system.

Uplay is a lot of things: Useless, annoying, and a waste of space, but it's not malware. It doesn't secretly keep running when you quit it, it doesn't use up a bunch of CPU time when it's in the background, it doesn't touch any applications except for its own games. At worst, it's an annoying launcher and very minimal additional DRM (seriously, all the DRM it actually does is a registration, which seems not to have any activation limits).

Of course, you can keep ignorantly using terms like "malware" to simply mean "software you don't like". I can't stop you. But that doesn't mean it actually is malware.

P.S. Thanks

Good to know, I'm honestly looking forward to this game... (crosses fingers) Please don't suck...

Oh well, at least its still coming and it won't be games for windows or something. I've learned to live with uplay

 

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