THQ has announced another delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Originally set to be released March 5, 2013, the game has now been pushed to early fiscal 2014 (to put it into perspective, THQ's 2014 fiscal spans from April 2013 - March 2014).
"I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant. 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," said THQ president Jason Rubin. "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."
Perhaps delaying South Park: The Stick of Truth, which is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, is for the best. With its original March release date, the game was in direct competition with heavy hitters such as God of War: Ascension, Gears of War: Judgement, and the Tomb Raider reboot. By moving the game to a later release date, THQ is could be giving it some more breathing room for success.
[Source: Game Informer]