“It’s just been a tonne of fun.”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is highly anticipated by gamers and it’s not hard to see why. The previous game, The Stick of Truth, was like stepping into the the world of South Park and we can’t wait to begin a new adventure with the gang.
Whilst speaking to the PlayStation Blog, Jason Schroeder, the senior producer for The Fractured But Whole stated that, as a huge fan of South Park, he didn’t want to read the game’s script because of spoilers.
“18 months ago, I got my first hand-delivered paper script while I was down at their [Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s] office and I was thinking to myself ‘I don’t want to read this, it’s going to be full of spoilers’. It was this very genuine fan moment and I had to say to myself ‘well, I guess it’s my job – I’m going to have to read this thing 100 times over’.”
It sounds like the writing is very good as, despite having heard the jokes many times, Schroeder said he and the team were still laughing.
“When you do an E3 demo you play the game over and over and when we left at the end of the week, the team was still laughing at the jokes – it’s just been a tonne of fun.
“In our theatre [at E3] we had one of those really just contagious moments of laughter: someone was laughing and then that made the person sitting next to them start laughing, then our demonstrator cracked up. Tears were running down their faces because the jokes just kept coming and coming.”
Despite the fact that some jokes in The Stick of Truth were censored in some territories, you might worry that this new game may be a little softer. Schroeder specifically stated that South Park hasn’t lost its edge.
“There’s hopefully going to be some stuff in there that people will say ‘how did that make it through classification?'” he finished.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is due to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 6.