According to the developers at Ubisoft San Francisco, the animated show’s creators are deeply involved with the production of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
As many gaming fans will more than likely agree, one of the most enjoyable showings during Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press conference was its presentation for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, as Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators behind the delightfully absurd and insightful television show around which the game is based, showed up during the event for a funny and informative interview about the forthcoming release. Of course, with the comedy duo making an appearance at E3 to promote South Park: The Fractured But Whole and provide details about its gameplay, it should come as no surprise to fans that both Stone and Parker are heavily involved with the title’s development.
According to an interview held between PlayStation Blog and South Park: The Fractured But Whole‘s Senior Producer Jason Schroeder during E3 2016, the Ubisoft San Francisco-developed game is attempting to push the comedic boundaries even further beyond that of its excellent precursor The Stick of Truth, as Matt Stone and Trey Parker are playing a major role in the development process. When discussing the matter of the South Park creators’ involvement, Schroeder explains that he wants to make sure the comedy duo are not encountering any road blocks when it comes to creating for The Fractured But Whole.
“They’re really, really involved. We have daily calls and I’m down there [at the South Park Digital Studios office] a few times a month just constantly trying to make sure that they’re getting the comedy they want into the game and making sure that it all makes sense moment to moment.”
As it happens, with Stone and Parker being gamers themselves, the development process for The Fractured But Whole is apparently going well, as “there’s a really easy common language.” Schroeder went on to say that even when production does hit a wall with a deadline looming close by, though, the game’s senior producer explains that South Park creators typically power through it to make some of their best material.
“Separate from the game, they truly make each episode of South Park in just six days. It’s from that pressure that they get their really relevant, really timely jokes. The video game cycle, by comparison, is brutally long for them.”
Naturally, no South Park product would be complete without provocative subject matter, and fans should expect The Fractured But Whole to be no different than Stone’s and Parker’s previous outings with the IP across various mediums. As a matter of fact, Schroeder stated that he wanted fans to get an “an unedited Matt Stone and Trey Parker experience” that will have assets to make some gamers question, “‘How did that make it through classification?'”
Speaking of such in-game offerings, thanks to the creators’ unpacking of The Fractured But Whole following its cinematic trailer at E3 2016, it’s known that players will be able to control their sphincter while pooping with “total ass control.” Bearing this in mind, should Matt Stone and Trey Parker move forward with the possibility of putting South Park‘s future in the realm of video games, we most certainly will get even more gross-out gags, in-depth story lines, and uncensored comedy with subsequent sequels.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release on December 6, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.