The developer team of Shenmue 3 announces a delay until “the second half of 2018”. The director of the game and legendary designer of the most glorious times of Sega, Yu Suzuki, was responsible for presenting the bad news through a video directed to the supporters.

Shenmue 3 delayed until the second half of 2018

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“It’s been more than two years since we started this incredible task together,” Yu Suzuki says in the announcement . “By using new technologies we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become something bigger and more beautiful than we initially expected. But unfortunately, we need more time to be able to play them.

In order to achieve the concept of game that you supported, and my personal dream of 16 years ago, we have reviewed the development agenda. We are running with a plan to launch the game in the second half of 2018. Details will be revealed in the backers report later this month. Thank you very much for your understanding and continued support. “

Shenmue 3 was announced in a somewhat particular way during E3 2015. Sony would be supporting the project, but they sent Suzuki to do a Kickstarter to raise funds. The campaign reached the initial goal of $ 2 million in just hours, and ended up collecting a total of 6 million.