“Some part of me would just love to run around in South Park.”
After now having worked on two South Park role-playing games, series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker discussed what other genres they might like to explore.
“I would love to make a first-person shooter. I’m not even kidding,” Stone said in an interview with IGN. “Some sort of first-person, going through a 3D thing where you’re seeing characters.”
Stone went on to note how the role-playing genre is such a good fit for South Park, saying, “I love the way we do [The Fractured But Whole] and Stick of Truth where the whole conceit behind those is it looks like the show.” Parker also pointed out how “RPGs just play so well into… writing, and applying to characters,” which makes the genre such a good fit for South Park.
While he sees the role-playing genre as “the best possible thing” for the series, Stone is still interested in exploring South Park from a first-person perspective. “Some part of me would just love to run around in South Park. I’m like a first-person video gamer. I just like that,” he explained.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17. In the meantime, read our hands-on impressions of The Fractured But Whole for our thoughts on the unsurprisingly gross sequel, which features a more complex battle system.
Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.