The makers of the TV show 'South Park' have created a game that gets more difficult if you play as a dark-skinned character.

The game will be available on PS4

The game will be available on PS4

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' is set for release later this year, but journalists at the website Eurogamer have already played a preview of the title and have uploaded it to YouTube.

The game itself begins with creating an avatar, meaning players can experiment with all kinds of visual things, such as hair colour, clothes, and skin colour.

But the game becomes noticeably harder, the darker the skin colour, while it also alters how other characters choose to interact with you.

Eric Cartman - the iconic 'South Park' character, who is known for his outspoken nature - makes reference to the issue on the game.

He says: "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat, just every other aspect of your life."

The game, written by the creative duo Trey Parker and Matt Stone, chimes with the TV show's notoriously controversial and ironic approach to social issues.

However, if the success of the programme is any yardstick, the new title could emerge as one of the most popular titles of the year when it is released in October.