It’s come to light that a new South Park game may be in development according to the long-running series’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The news comes by way of a Bloomberg report of a new $900 million dollar deal the pair have made with ViacomCBS. The six-year deal is said to include new episodes of the television series, several spin-off movies and “a 3D video game that is set in the world of ‘South Park’. What’s more, according to an email from Matt Stone himself claimed to have been sent to Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw, the game is already in development internally by an in-house studio.
However, it’s interesting to note that—at least for the moment—publishers Ubisoft do not seem to be involved. The company published the last two major games in the franchise: South Park: The Stick of Truth released in 2014 and follow up South Park: The Fractured But Whole in 2017. While the first game was developed by Obsidian, the follow-up was developed by Ubisoft’s own San Francisco studio. At the time of writing, however, Ubisoft have not responded to requests for comment.
Reviewer Colm Ahern said of the sequel in his review: “There are some clever lines in here that land quite well, but in contrast with the first game in the series, The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s greatest strength is in how it plays rather than how it tells its tale.”