'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' delayed to early 2017

Perfect fart jokes take time to cultivate.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the first three months of 2017, a slight delay from its initial release date of December 6th. Ubisoft announced the date change in a two-sentence update on the Ubiblog.

"The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal," the announcement reads.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (man, that name never gets old) is a follow-up to the 2014 role-playing game South Park: The Stick of Truth. It was a solid first showing from show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but the duo say they've learned a lot from that initial release. Even PewDiePie's playthrough gave them ideas on how to improve the new game, apparently.

When The Fractured But Whole (still not old) finally hits the market, don't expect it to come with any ready-made DLC options: Stone and Parker have been vocal about their resistance to producing DLC from content on the cutting-room floor. However, they have some ideas about extra scenes they might add to the new game down the line.