Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed, yet again.
During a recent earnings report from the company, it was revealed that the RPG – previously set to release March 2017 after an initial delay – is now due sometime during Ubisoft’s fiscal 2017 – 2018, which could be anywhere between April 2017 to March 2018.
The South Park game was originally intended to come out in December 2016, and while we don’t have any specifics regarding the lengthy delay, Ubisoft has said they want to ‘make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans’.
Elsewhere in the report, the publisher acknowledged the less than stellar performance of Watch Dogs 2 which, while actually a good game, did not enjoy as strong a launch as expected.
On the bright side, it was revealed the open world sports game Steep performed a little better than expected, though Ubisoft didn’t share any specific numbers in either case.
Meanwhile, Rainbow Six Seige reached its highest-ever figure for daily players, while The Division enjoyed a 150 percent jump in ‘engagement’.
During an earnings call soon after, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot teased some of the ‘strong’ games the company is bringing to the Nintendo Switch – though outside of launch title Just Dance 2017 and a port of Rayman Legends, we’re not sure what to expect. Hopefully Beyond Good & Evil 2, though.
Guillemot added during the call that Ubisoft will focus on existing brands going forward, meaning new IP will be taking a back seat for a while.
How about a new Rayman game? Go on. Please.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.