Director of Shenmue 3 Yu Suzuki has revealed the game has been delayed into the second half of 2018. This comes shortly after the game being pulled from the Sony E3 conference later this month. The news comes from a Kickstarter campaign update.
“By utilizing new technologies we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions,” he explained. “In many ways the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”
“In order to achieve the game concept you supported, and my sixteen-year long personal dream, we have revised the development schedule. We are moving ahead with a plan to release the game in the second half of 2018.”
This certainly isn’t the first video game to come from Kickstarter to experience delays, and it probably won’t be the last. Have you backed Shenmue 3? How does this delay make you feel?