South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to reach its 'full potential'

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The upcoming South Park role-playing game has been pushed back two months.

South Park: The Stick of Truth was supposed to release on March 5, but now THQ has rescheduled the game into its early 2014 fiscal year, which begins April 2013 and ends March 2014. That's a delay of two months, the publisher confirmed.

"I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant," said company president Jason Rubin in a statement. "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. We have been working closely with the cocreators 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."

THQ is also giving Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 more time "to reach their full potential."

Rubin continued, "THQ is excited about our position and pipeline of games beyond fiscal 2013, including the sequel for Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2, and the as-yet-unannounced game from Turtle Rock Studios. In total we have 10 titles in development for fiscal 2014 and later, almost all of which are based on our own IP. We intend to announce more details about our future slate in the coming months.

THQ is taking the extra time "for polish" to avoid "underperformance" and "capital shortfalls," which would harm the long-term health of the company — a loss THQ definitely doesn't need in its current state.

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[Game Informer]

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