South Park: The Fractured But Wholes’ difficulty slider will change players’ skin colour. As reported by Eurogamer, the game’s character creator will have an effect on gameplay, altering how NPCs respond and affecting how much money characters will make.
Gameplay captured at a preview event shows that creating a South Park character with lighter skin is classified as “easy”, while dark skin is “very difficult”.
“Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life,” South Park‘s resident troublemaker, Eric Cartman, tells the player.
Characters will also respond to the player’s gender identification, which includes male, female and “other”. After choosing one of these options, players can specify if they are cisgender or transgender.
South Park is a series known for political commentary, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole continues this trend within character creation. Players will get to see how this all plays out when the game releases on October 17.