SIEE senior producer Jason Schroeder spoke to the PlayStation Blog this week to discuss what fans can expect for the upcoming new South Park video game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The upcoming game is a sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth. Now, the team has come back to work on a new game, and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are heavily involved in the game’s development according to Schroeder.
Schroeder stated: “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.”
Schroeder added that Parker and Stone are used to working under pressure since they finish South Park episodes in just six days, allowing them to get some real timely and relevant jokes. He said, “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.”
Regarding the edginess of the content of the game, based on the TV-MA animated series, Schroeder continued, “There’s hopefully going to be some stuff in there that people will say, ‘How did that make it through classification?'”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is due out on December 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.