Shenmue iii


Even the second half of 2018 seems unlikely. For the game to be of high quality, open world exploration, highly cinematic, and a complex combat system…you are going to need at least 4 and a half to 5 years, development time. Unless you have a large development team and I believe the dev team is pretty small. Anything shorter is going to feel rushed, or lacking depth.

We’ll see how it turns out, but I have my doubts. It just seems too fast. And the story isn’t even going to end for God’s sake!


I think Shenmue series is suited to be released in episodes. I wonder if they have considered that. The Dreamcast games were quite large, and they could reduce dev time by releasing a Shenmue III: Episode 1 initially. Of course episodic content doesn’t guarantee that the story will ever be finished (as with Half-Life), but increments can make the development time less of a drawn out process for both developers and fans.

Also, didn’t they already confirm that it was not going to be an open world game @legaiaflame? You might be setting your expectations too high…


I’m not sure really… Can anyone confirm or deny? I think we know very little at this point…We’ll eventually find out more information through the monthly development emails, we get as backers.




At $5 million, exactly HOW open world will Shenmue 3 be, compared to Shenmue 1/2?

Yu Sasuki:

I’m expecting something similar to Dobuita in terms of scale.

So, I guess open world on a smaller scale?


This was disappointing news, but actually I suspected it for a long time. The Kickstarter updates suggested a very basic development process for a game that was supposed to be out this year.

But I’m okay with it, like Solo says what’s another year or two in the grand scheme of things.


Make that two. Delayed until ‘2019’.


This was to be expected if we wanted a complete and not rushed game. I still don’t like their faces though. Why couldn’t they replicate their Dreamcast facial structures?


Who cares. As long as it’s good, which I feel it will be (based on what we’ve seen).
The only sad part was thinking it’d be in permanent limbo. Now we know there’ll be a sequel. Life is good.