E3: 2015 Sony Officially Funding and Helping Develop Shenmue III

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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Shenmue III

Shenmue III receives funding and development assistance

Some good news for Shenmue III came today. Gio Corsi¬†officially announced during one of their E3 livestreams Sony is¬†going to help at least partially fund and develop Shenmue III. This is good news for Ys Net and Yu Suzuki, the inital development studio and developer of Shenmue III. Having both Sony’s resources and their assistance during the development process should help get Shenmue III developed faster and hopefully get the game out to market sooner. Only time will tell if the funding and development boost will make a significant impact or only make a slight impact on the game. Shenmue III has receiving overwhelming positive reception since its announcement during Sony’s E3 press conference. The Kickstarter has already raised over 2 million dollars with 31 days to go. There are still a few stretch goals that have not been broken yet such as an expanded village and a skill tree system for the game.

Are you excited to see Shenmue III receive assistance from Sony while the game is under development? Have you funded the game on Kickstarter yet? Do you plan to back Shenmue III? Share us your thoughts and reactions.

  • Nicholas Perry

    I pledged 60$. But if Sony is going to help, why isn’t there a damn physical version for PS4? (Not that i’ll be buying the PS4 version. PC for me so I can run it in 4k) And wouldn’t it be prudent to release really good HD remakes of the first two in the mean time as well?

    • Tara

      I’m in agreement that they should do some HD remakes of 1 and 2… as I never played them, and apparently they’re pretty expensive when you can find them. Sure there are “alternate” ways to play them, but that’s not how want to do it.

  • Taiyaki

    Yeah add the physical and be more transparent with the fact that Sony’s assisting.