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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the game with the title that took me literally months to get, has been delayed. It had been slated for release in December, but Ubisoft announced today that it won't be out until sometime in early 2017. 

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017,” Ubisoft said. “The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.” 

It's an unexpected delay: The Fractured But Whole appeared to be on the right track when we got a closer look at it last month, and Ubisoft recently debuted the Nosulus Rift, a wearable device that blows what are apparently very realistic farts straight up your nose—a ridiculous but very effective way to get attention. (Especially if you're wearing the thing.) But clearly something wasn't going quite as it was meant to.

I've emailed Ubisoft to see if we can find out more about the specific reasons for the delay, and I'll update when I receive a reply.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.