In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talked about the challenges of continuing the Stick of Truth’s “saga” with their new game South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
When they were asked about the new storytelling style in video games and if it’s a new beginning for the franchise, Matt Stone responded: “I think in 20 years, 10 years, people will be playing more. That convergence of entertainment, whether it’s VR or a more immersive thing. The more you get in it, the more you watch Pew Die Pie, and people watch Pew Die Pie play, and you watch E-sports. You watch young people, and the way they engage with something – sh–, maybe that is the future of South Park.”
That doesn’t mean that the show will go anywhere any time soon. The team did confirm during the interview that any main characters will debut on the show first before making an appearance in the games.
Matt Stone said this on the matter: “The show still is the center. We’ve got to create the characters there. It still is where we have the most control. You can tackle dicey, edgy material, easier than in a video game. The interactivity changes the morality.”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on December 6, 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.