After years of fans pleading for a sequel to Shenmue, a kickstarted was launched that smashed its goals to reach a whopping $6,333,295 and break all previous Kickstarter records in the video games category. Since its announcement at E3 in 2015, all has remained quiet for Shenmue III.
Published by Deep Silver for PS4 and PC, Shenmue III has (at last) something for us to see. This is the first teaser released for the game and is built from a ‘small slice of an in-development build’, offering sneak peak at characters both new and old, and a look at how the world is coming together.
Meggan Scavio, who is currently the GM for GDC Events at UBM TechWeb and has in the past also been Director at Game Developers Conference and Director of Operations at CMP Media, posted a great picture recently on twitter confirming that the gaming legend Yu Suzuki has talked Shenmue III strategy with Mark Cerny.
Mark Cerny is a name you might not recognise immediately, but gaming credits include Killzone 3, Uncharted Drakes Fortune, Rachet and Clank amongst many other top Playstation titles over the years. He is also the lead architect of Sony’s PlayStation 4 console.
Don’t you dare make Shenmue III go all PS4 exclusive on us – Cerny!