South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to fiscal 2014; Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 pushed to March
posted on 11.05.12 at 04:41 PM EST by (@salromano)
Obisidian-developed South Park game pushed from March.

South Park: The Stick of Truth, THQ’s Obsidian-developed RPG based on the hit Comedy Central TV series, has been delayed to fiscal 2014, the publisher has announced. It was previously slated for March 5, 2013.

“I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant,” said THQ president Jason Rubin. “It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013. It is also an expansive title, encompassing multiple television seasons’ worth of content.

“We have been working closely with the co-creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, to make sure all of the game’s content performs to the high standards of the TV show, and this takes time. THQ is committed to giving gamers no less than the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve.”

Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 are both expected to ship in March, which THQ says is later than initially planned.

“We are also inspired by the potential for Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2,” said Rubin. “I believe Metro: Last Light is a title that should set standards for visuals with its stunning atmosphere, unique location and cutting-edge style.

Company of Heroes was one of the highest rated RTS titles in history, and Relic insists that the sequel live up to its pedigree. Giving both of these titles time to reach their full potential is the right thing to do for the products.”

Rubin continued, “THQ is excited about our position and pipeline of games beyond fiscal 2013, including the sequel for Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2 and the as-yet-unannounced game from Turtle Rock Studios.

“In total we have ten titles in development for fiscal 2014 and later, almost all of which are based on our own IP. We intend to announce more details about our future slate in the coming months.”

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Can’t wait for Homefront 2 & Saints Row The Fourth. All these delays are insane. 

    • Locksus

      I hope Homefront 2 will be much improved from Homefront. It had great potential but sadly, it was never fully realized. The concept was great, though.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        It really did have potential. I think Homefront in the future if THQ is around they can take down COD without having to copy it, pretty much being its own game and same with Battlefield. 

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Aw man. I was really looking forward to playing South Park in March. =(

    • FaithlessMr

      And it’s not like they pushed the game a couple of months away, they push it to the next year!

      I’m always particularly wary of huge delays like this…it usually reflects a complicated, convoluted development process that may end up hurting the game. Adding that up to the fact that this is a tv show to game adaptation (and we all know that usually never ends well), I don’t see things looking too good for this game right now :/

  • http://twitter.com/WarbossAohd Warboss Aohd

     zoggin’ hell, woz looking forward ta South Park.

    oh well, betta it ready later an’ good den released now crappy.

  • Aldridge517

    Sucks about South Park.

  • Rezar

    Hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come from THQ. I know they aren’t doing so well financially plus THQ actually does make pretty good games.