South Park: New game in development by Question Games, founded by former Bioshock developers

South Park: New game in development by Question Games, founded by former Bioshock developers

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Question Games, a studio founded by developers who previously worked on Bioshock and Dishonored, is developing a new South Park game that will apparently have a multiplayer mode.

The confirmation comes directly from the studio's official twitter account, which has posted a job ad for the position of lead level designer, with the candidate taking care of a new South Park game.

According to the details of the announcement, we learn that the game will use the Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine and that among the requirements for the candidate is that he is familiar with modern videogame platforms (PC, PS5, PS4 are mentioned , Xbox Series X | S and One) and worked on at least one multiplayer game, which would seem to indicate that Question Games' South Park could be centered around multiplayer or otherwise include an online mode.

It is currently unclear if the project in question is the same project currently in progress at South Park Studios or if it is a completely different game.

Question Games is a studio founded by developers who have previously worked on Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, as well as South Park: The Stick of Truth and Di-Righteous Clashes, so we can expect some continuity with respect to previous games starring Cartman and associates. The studio has previously made The Magic Circle and The Blackout Club, of which you can read our review.

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Ex-BioShock devs are working on a South Park game

Developer Question is the studio behind The Blackout Club and The Magic Circle and is made up of veterans of the BioShock series and the South Park RPGs – and is now working on a new South Park game, that may even be a multiplayer title.

There hasn’t been much movement on South Park games since the release of Ubisoft’s well-received South Park: The Fractured But Whole RPG in 2017, although the show’s animation studio is apparently working on its own game internally.

Well, fans can look forward to another game coming, as Question just put up a job listing for a lead level designer for an Unreal-powered title “set in the world of South Park”. The listing requires experience with “multiplayer level design work”, so expect the near title to include or be exclusively multiplayer. Question’s previous title The Blackout Club was a co-op game about a bunch of kids sneaking around a suburban neighbourhood, and while that has more of a horror focus that sounds very South Park to me.

It’s worth remembering that Question was founded by developers from Irrational and 2K Marin who worked on the entire BioShock series, including BioShock 2’s director Jordan Thomas. As the job listing itself reminds us, Question also includes veterans who worked on both of the South Park RPGs – Stick of Truth and Fractured But Whole – despite them being made by different studios, so this new South Park game is in experienced hands.

Question is now seeking a Lead Level Designer to work on a new video game set in the world of South Park.

Details here:

— Question (@question_games) January 5, 2022

The last South Park game was superhero RPG The Fractured But Whole and that was a lot of fun, so this new game has a high standard to live up to. As for the BioShock series, BioShock 4 is still on the way, it’ll be an open-world game supposedly – and the story may have been taking notes from Half-Life 3.