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May 3rd, 2013, 11:37
Ubisoft has confirmed that South Park: The Stick of Truth is expected to release this year. However according to VideoGamer.com they have reason to believe that the date may not be accurate.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is still on track for release this calendar year, Ubisoft has told VideoGamer.com, despite the game being absent from the publisher's latest official release schedule.

VideoGamer.com contacted Ubisoft earlier this week to enquire about the game's status after noticing that the game was not included in the publisher's latest release update sent to media on Monday.

However, a Ubisoft representative told VideoGamer.com that it had no further update on the status of the title and that the game was still "scheduled for release in calendar 2013".

South Park: The Stick of Truth was acquired by Ubisoft for $3.2m following THQ's closure earlier this year.

The game had been due to launch later this month while under THQ, but was delayed following its acquisition by Ubisoft.

Tesco currently has the game dated for release on August 23, which would coincide with Ubisoft's summer blockbuster Splinter Cell: Blacklist, as well as Saints Row 4, Disney Infinity and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
VideoGamer.com has reason to believe that the date may not be accurate, however.

It was revealed earlier today that South Park's developer Obsidian is also working on a "unique" next-gen title.
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May 3rd, 2013, 11:37
Accurate date… Who cares, we just don't want this game to end as vaporware.

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they probably need time to remove content and sell it as day 0 DLC, oh and probably need to gut it to fill it with DRM.
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May 3rd, 2013, 17:51
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they probably need time to remove content and sell it as day 0 DLC, oh and probably need to gut it to fill it with DRM.
Ubisoft aquired the rights to publish the game by assuming the existing contract. This means that they took on only the rights and all the responsibilities enumerated in it. So unless Obsidian signed a contract which would have allowed THQ to demand those things, I don't think Ubisoft would be able to regardless of how much it might want to.
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May 3rd, 2013, 19:24
I'm sure they'd find a way.
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I'm sure they'd find a way.
One obvious way would be renegotiation of the contract. Offer Obsidian more money and time to polish the game than THQ could have afforded, but in exchange…
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