YouTubers from Happy Console Gamer have presented an unfinished South Park game relic found in an Xbox dev kit that shows the early conception an unreleased game. The franchise hasn’t been lighting up the markets with incredible sales in gaming.
- South Park: The Stick of Truth has been the most successful game for the franchise
- The unnamed project appeared to be an open world game
- The YouTubers found it after purchasing an Xbox developmental kit
- The graphics were raw, unfinished, and was barely playable, but revealing
The only exception to break away from the unfortunate pattern South Park has been on where it concerns games has been South Park: The Stick of Truth. It was so far away from anything they’ve done in regards of success, raising the bar for future developments. In fact, the simple game has been met with critical acclaim and achieved great popularity among gamers.
In a recent post, two YouTubers have presented an unreleased version that might’ve hit the markets years ago if it had not been scrapped. The reasons are unknown why it never saw the light of day, so they only recorded a slight portion of what was playable.
The unnamed South Park game was found with an original Xbox development kit that is essentially used to test out early versions of various games. And it was precisely that. The project was clearly in pre-alpha, with numerous textures missing, several bugs and causing multiple crashes of the system.
However, it did allow the gamers to explore a little bit.
It presented itself as an open-world game in the South Park universe, with the players able to control one of the four main boys throughout an unfinished town. The graphics were raw at best, but it showed the potential of offering free exploration. While the recent hit South Park: Stick of Truth featured a certain amount of liberty, the quest line was mostly linear.
This offered a sneak peak in what could’ve been another South Park game for players of the series to enjoy. It was deemed as quite similar to The Simpsons: Hit & Run game. It allowed players to engage in casual combat with a pack of dogs, hijack a bus and drive it through the town.
It also featured a very detailed version of Cartman’s house, which seemed to render most of its aspects, but the content was quite small. For some parts of the town, it even presented blocks that said ‘pavement’, ‘gravel’ or ‘grass’ that would’ve eventually been completed with textures.
The open world aspect, however, cannot be ignored. Perhaps this is something the studios are still aspiring to in future games.
They have announced a sequel to their success South Park: The Stick of Truth. The second installment will be called South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and it’s currently in development to provide gamers with more animated graphically explicit content and foul-mouthed amusing characters.