According to a report from Bloomberg, a new 3D South Park video game is in the works. The news follows a $900 million deal with ViacomCBS.
The $900 million deal is one of the most lucrative in TV history. The deal will fund South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to make new episodes for Viacom’s Comedy Central Network.
Furthermore, the deal which runs through 2027, will also fund spin-off movies for the Paramount+ streaming service, including a new movie set in the “world of South Park”. It is expected that this new movie will be released before the end of this year.
Expect a lot of South Park in the coming years!
In total, according to the report from Bloomberg, the deal will result in “six more cycles of South Park” as well as 14 movies produced for streaming platforms.
“We did a ‘South Park’ movie in 1999, and we’ve never done another one because the show has been so satisfying,” said Matt Stone during an interview. “Now we’re older, and the idea of what streaming movies can be is pretty promising.”
However, that is not all, because the deal is also expected to produce a brand-new 3D video game “set in the world of South Park.”
The first South Park video game was released for the N64 in 1998, and it wasn’t great in my opinion. Pretty much all I can remember from that game is throwing snowballs at chickens. Most of the video games that were to follow weren’t all that great either.
2014 and 2017 were great years for South Park
Yet when South Park: The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole arrived in 2014 and 2017 respectively, it changed. Both games were a lot of fun and surprisingly solid RPGs.
Both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole was published by Ubisoft and were presented in the traditional series 2D-style. It’s unclear who will publish the next South Park game, but if reports are true, it will move away from 2D visuals.
It’s also very likely that the development of this new 3D South Park game hasn’t even started production, so we could be in for a long wait until we learn more.
That said, are you excited at the prospect of a new 3D South Park video game? Let us know across our social media channels.
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