The latest South Park RPG was slated to release on December 6 this year, but a statement from Ubisoft reveals that the game has been delayed to 2017.
The news comes from a brief post on Ubisoft's blog. It reads, in its entirety:
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. 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.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is in development at Ubisoft San Francisco. Obsidian Entertainment developed the first game in the series, South Park: The Stick of Truth.
To see some of the game in action, check out the trailer from Gamescom.
Delays are often met with disappointment from fans eagerly anticipating a game. However, if the choice is between playing a worse game sooner or a better game later, most gamers would pick the option that results in the more polished experience. If the team needs the extra to make the new South Park game everything it can be, then fans shouldn't mind waiting a little longer.