The Next South Park Game Has Got a Very Interesting Choice of Developer – IGN
Question Games – which was founded in part by ex-BioShock developers who went on to create The Magic Circle and The Blackout Club – is working on a new South Park game.
As spotted by Eurogamer, Question has posted a job advert for a lead level designer to help make “a new video game set in the world of South Park.” It’s not clear if this is to assist on the South Park game previously announced to be in development at South Park Studios, or is a separate game entirely. We’ve contacted South Park Studios and Question for comment.
Question is an interesting match for the long-running comedy show – aside from its developers’ history on beloved games including Thief, BioShock, and the most recent South Park RPGs, the studio’s own Magic Circle was a satirical look inside the game development process. Given The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole’s own metatextual approach to gaming genres and comedy, it makes for a potentially very nice fit.
Question’s own vision is to “draw on a long history of games with strong central narratives & diverse player-enabling systems with the goal of attempting to create new experiences in the same vein, but on a smaller scale.”
The level designer role itself doesn’t give too much about the game away, although there is mention of development using Unreal Engine, and multiplayer development experience is a requirement of the role. As you might expect, the game appears to be in development for PC and consoles.
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker recently signed an enormous South Park deal that comprises 14 movies, multiple TV seasons, and a new game. Under the terms of that deal, the show will run until at least 2027, which will mark its 30th anniversary.