Ubisoft acquires THQ Montreal, South Park: The Stick of Truth will survive

South Park: The Stick of Truth

It’s finally out! Check out our review of South Park: The Stick of Truth RPG from Ubisoft.

Following this morning’s revelation that faltering games publisher THQ had been broken up and auctioned piecemeal, Ubisoft announced that it had agreed to purchased THQ’s Montreal development studio and in turn, the right to continue development on the upcoming, heavily-anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth.

The game, as you’d expect, is based on the hit Comedy Central cartoon created by Matt Parker and Trey Stone. This duo has been heavily involved with the creation of The Stick of Truth since day one, and as you can see from the above screenshot the game’s developers have so far done a phenomonal job of capturing the trademark South Park aesthetic. Since this is a roleplaying game, it’s also important to mention that the aforementioned developers on this title are Obsidian Entertainment, the extremely capable people responsible for Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2 and, in a previous incarnation, games like Baldur’s Gate 2 and Planescape: Torment.

Fortunately for those of you waiting anxiously for South Park: The Stick of Truth, Ubisoft has every intention of continuing the game’s development. According to the publisher, developer Obsidian Entertainment will continue to work on the title, and while Ubisoft wouldn’t commit to an official release date for the game, it does claim that South Park: The Stick of Truth will still see retail shelves at some point during 2013.

That’s wonderful news, but we expected as much. More intriguing is word that Ubisoft also acquired an as yet unknown IP with its purchase of THQ Montreal. Sadly, though intriguing, that last sentence is the sum total of what we know about this project. We’ll bring you more information on this mystery game as it emerges.


Latest ‘Fortnite’ update channels Halo with a scoped revolver

The latest update for Fortnite, update 7.20, is now available, and it brings a new Scoped Revolver weapon to the game alongside the returning Glider item and a limited-time Snipers-only mode.

Get your pilot skills up to snuff for this week's 'Fortnite' challenge guide

The Fortnite season 7, week 7 challenges are now available. The major challenge this week requires you to visit all the Fortnite expedition outposts in the game and we walk you through how to get to each.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.

Among hundreds of choices, these are the best 25 SNES games of all time

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System might be the greatest game console ever made, but what are the best titles for the system? Here are our picks for the best SNES games.

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ will make Blackout mode free to play this week

Treyarch and Activision are offering Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode as a free trial download for a limited time. The mode will be available from January 17 through January 24.

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.

‘Fortnite’ security flaw let hackers spy on players through microphones

A security vulnerability found in Fortnite allowed hackers to gain access to other players' accounts, potentially letting them spy on conversations using the in-game microphone. It has been addressed.

Microsoft CEO says Project xCloud is the ‘Netflix for games’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella referred to the company's Project xCloud game streaming service as "Netflix for games." The service will let users play Xbox and PC games on a variety of devices.

‘The Division 2’ private beta kicks off February 7 on consoles and PC

The private beta for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 starts on February 7 and runs until February 10, Ubisoft announced in a new story trailer. To guarantee access to the beta, you have to pre-order the game on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Immerse yourself in a new universe with these incredible PSVR games

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today.

Here are all the awesome games you can play without a fancy graphics card

Just because you don't have a dedicated graphics card, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of the best games out there right now. This is our list of the best games you can play on Intel integrated graphics.

Console wars are so last-gen. Check out all the games that support crossplay

Crossplay is still in its infancy, but a growing number of games support online multiplayer between competing platforms. Here's a list of all games that support console crossplay.

Want to trick out your PlayStation 4? These themes will get you started

Personalize your gaming experience with some of our favorite themes for the PlayStation 4, including free, paid, static, and dynamic options.