Hardcore South Park fans will have to wait a full year to get their hands on THQ’s South Park: The Stick of Truth.
It was reported earlier today that THQ would be pushing back South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro 2033, and Company of Heroes 2. While the latter was pushed back to late 2013, South Park won’t be released until early 2014.
In a recent press release from THQ, President Jason Rubin said there were many factors which went into the decision to push each game back.
“I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant. It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013,” Rubin said.
Rubin went on to say, “THQ is committed to giving gamers no less then the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve.”
When it came to Metro 2033 and Company of Heroes 2, while both were slated to be released sometime in March of 2013, they have been pushed back to at some point throughout the 2013 year.
“Giving both of these titles time to reach their full potential is the right thing to do for their products,” Rubin said when speaking about the last two games.
The news comes at an interesting point in the year for THQ, as their fiscal year comes to an end. In a report published on their website yesterday, within the past year, THQ has lost approximately $57 million between last year and this year, according to their net sales, both GAAP and Non-GAAP.
Below is a link to the full report if you would like to read it.
With the steady downhill pattern in sales THQ has been showing, the question is whether these games will be made at all.
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