Obsidian Entertainment’s TV series based role playing game, South Park: The Stick of Truth will not require a Uplay integration, the developer has confirmed. They have further stated that the game is a Steamworks title and will be released as such.
Although Ubisoft is the publisher and their games usually come with Uplay integration but South Park: The Stick of Truth will deviate from that course and will not require Uplay at all.
.@TheYachmenev No, Uplay will not be featured in SP:SOT
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) February 4, 2014
This means you can expect all sorts of Steam Achievements and other benefits in the game that come to the titles that are launched through Valve’s platform.
Previously, the game has been a THQ title which could be the reason why it has not been integrated with Ubisoft’s DRM service and distribution. No explanation was given by Obsidian on that matter.
Launched back in 2012, the Uplay platform lets players use Twitch streaming services, a download manager for game downloading and offers auto patching as well as certain other social features.
On the other hand, the use of DRM has been criticized by a vast majority of the gaming community so may be that’s the reason for Ubisoft to not force Uplay integration.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is set for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 4 after a myriad of delays.