A new South Park game made in the Unreal Engine is in development from Question, the game developer behind The Magic Circle and The Blackout Club.
It's been a good few years since we've gotten a new South Park game. With the exceptions of releases like the N64 classic, video games based on South Park have been pretty hit or miss. That was, until, the releases of the turn-based RPGs South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Now, it appears that a brand-new game is in development -- and the choice of developer is a little unusual.
What We Know About the New South Park Game
As reported on Reddit, a job listing for a new South Park game has popped up over at Question. This indie developer has two releases to its name to date: the surreal first-person puzzle game The Magic Circle and the co-op horror game The Blackout Club.
So, how did Question manage to get the license to make this game? Well, aside from being made up of ex-AAA developers (whose credits include BioShock and Dishonored), it also apparently has employees who have worked on the previous South Park RPGs.
The job listing in question is for a Lead Level Designer and lists most of the usual requirements: experience with the developer's game engine of choice (Unreal Engine 4), past experience in making games, and the ability to collaborate. Interestingly, the job listing mentions multiplayer development experience several times including a requirement to have shipped at least one multiplayer game in the past, strongly implying that this new South Park game will have a multiplayer component.
Unfortunately, that's all we know about this game for now. We probably won't hear anything more about it for another year or two at least, but it certainly does sound like it could be interesting.
What do you think the new South Park game will be like? What's your favorite South Park game of all time? Let us know in the comments below!