Ubisoft Might Have To Censor South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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If you're looking for a traditionally raunchy South Park experience from the upcoming video game South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the title of the game alone should be enough to tell you that you're probably going to get it. But if you're concerned with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker having their content censored, Ubisoft says that they can't make any promises that some particularly obscene content won't get cut.

News of the progress concerning questionable content and game ratings came from an interview that was conducted between Xbox Achievements and Paul Cross, the Director of Design at Ubisoft Studio San Francisco. Cross described the game as a "visceral farting experience," something that he said members of the team discussed with Parker in order to get the interaction with the humor precisely right. Cross said they discussed the mechanics with Parker, saying "what about if you clench, and then use the sticks to essentially manipulate your butt cheeks, so that you can shape your farts," and thus, the gameplay evolved.

Cross added that Stone and Parker create the humorous story for the game while the Ubisoft team helps implement it into the gameplay.

"We're not funny," Cross said. "They are. So, what we're always trying to do is create inspiration, trying to create the holes and say 'Hey, here you go, wouldn't it be brilliant if someone could do something here?'"

But with the minds behind South Park working so closely with the development of the game, Cross says there's no guarantee that some of the more offensive content won't get censored down the line.

"There are certain things here that we’re just trying to avoid because there’s no point in going through the pain of it, but again, Matt and Trey, the way they work is that they’re not going to be censored, they don’t want to be censored," Cross said. "They are going to write what they think is funny and relevant, and tells the story that they want to tell. So we’re going to work with the ratings boards to give you the full experience that we possibly can. We’ll encourage not putting in things that are going to get it, you know, banned in Australia, kind of situation. I can’t promise because we’re still going to be working with the creatives to deliver the story that they want to truly deliver."

Censored or not, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to be released on Oct. 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[via Xbox Achievements]