The next South Park game is anticpated to be helmed with a studio consisting of former BioShock developers, with a job listing seemingly revealing a multiplayer element while corroborating reports the title is going to be 3D. There have been multiple South Park game titles through the years, with the most recent console release being 2022's South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which follows the same RPG gameplay style and formula as South Park: The Stick of Truth.
South Park and game titles have gone hand-in-hand since the late 1990s, and releases haven't slowed up over the years. The immense interest in the show has basically guaranteed sales associated with a game bearing the South Park branding, may it be mobile releases, pinball games, or tower defense titles. The Stick of Truth, inspired by The Lord from the Rings, and The Fractured But Whole, inspired by the MCU, are arguably two most impressive South Park games up to now, offering turn-based combat, lots of areas to understand more about, and hilarious NSFW story beats and content.
In employment listing spotted by ComicBook, the brand new South Park game appears to be in development at Question, and it is being produced in conjunction with South Park Studios. Based on the listing for a Lead Level Designer, the unnamed release is a “new gaming set in the world of South Park,” built-in Unreal Engine, and applicants should have “previous multiplayer level design work at a lead or senior-equivalent position,” strongly alluding to release may have multiplayer in certain form. The listing also reveals that Real question is made up of “ex-AAA developers whose past team credits include: Thief: Deadly Shadows, BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite, Dishonored, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and South Park: Fractured But Whole.”
News of the new accessory for the potty-mouthed gaming franchise began last year, when it was reported the next South Park game would be 3D, deviating in the Fractured But Whole and also the Stick of Truth. The job listing's mention of Unreal Engine seems to support claims that the title will include 3D graphics, as while Unreal can be used as 2D, it's more typically related to 3D game development. At the time of writing, none of the job listing's details happen to be officially announced by South Park Studios.
The next South Park game seems to be fairly in early stages in development, but it's hoped it will be officially revealed before too long. With the IP having passed through many different studios and taken many different approaches over the years, it will be interesting to determine what direction Question and its experienced developers will take, particularly if choosing 3D visuals. Earlier South Park games happen to be criticized to take the 2D comedy and adding another dimension for its games, which could pose problems. There's also the question of multiplayer, and how that might function inside the realm of South Park. Fans hopefully don't have too long to hold back to find out more.