South Park: The Fractured But Whole is harder if you play as a black or transgender character

The South Park TV show has been making uncomfortably accurate social satire for years, but this is the first time it’s done so through the medium of video game difficulty levels.

As revealed in our preview of South Park: The Fractured But Whole the game has a difficulty slider, just like a lot of games, but the harder you make it the darker your player character’s skin gets.

As Cartman helpfully points out: ‘This doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.’

Specifically, it changes how other non-player characters react to you, and how much money you get for ordinary tasks in the game. Read more via Metro