Despite the eye-catching sales coupled with the critical acclaim, Ubisoft has stated that releasing DLC for South Park: The Stick of Truth is unlikely, due to a stressful development.
That’s according to the Obsidian’s CEO Feargus Urquhart, who stated that plans for additional content may have been curtailed by the game’s switch from THQ to Ubisoft following the former’s bankruptcy back in 2012. In an interview with Polygon, Urquhart revealed that while both parties are contemplating where to go next, work on The Stick of Truth is effectively finished.
We had always talked about it, extending the story through DLC, it was just stuff on paper. But it never went beyond talking about it. That was when THQ was involved. When it moved to Ubisoft, there was more pressure to get it done. I think that became the priority, so we got it done.
Alas, it appears any hopes of downloadable content for last year’s RPG have been dashed, which is disappointing, really, considering how much of a hit South Park: The Stick of Truth appeared to be. In fact, its success proved to fly in the face of some daunting odds. Initially, the title was in the works at South Park Digital Studios in association with Viacom, though a publisher shift soon meant that development was forced to continue under Ubisoft.
Couple this with a string of high-profile delays and you have a game that arrived back in February of last year with little-to-no expectations attached to it. And even if South Park: The Stick of Truth goes down as a one and done for studio Obsidian, we can be thankful that the developing team delivered a licensed game to remember.