However, nearly a year later to the date, Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver are back at it again, announcing another delay of Shenmue 3. A rather broad time-frame to be sure, and in keeping in line with the series' history - expected. The publisher explained that the delay is due mainly to the need for extra time to polish the game.
There are many constants in the world of videogames and one such constant is that Shenmue 3 will only ever be as real as its delays.
Shenmue 3 will be released on the PS4 and PC sometime in the near future if all goes well. If you can wait a decade, you can wait for Shenmue 3 to be properly polished. Earlier today, Deepsilver, the company that will now handle the publishing duties for the title has announced that Shenmue III has been delayed. The campaign toppled its goal of $2 million (eventually reaching a Kickstarter video game record of $6.3 million), but was delayed into the second half of 2018.
"Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019". Game creator Yu Suzuki expressed his apologies to the fans and promised that the delay will only make the game better with higher quality. Still, as long as they can ensure that the game will be as good as it possibly can be, I guess we can all just suck it up for now. Heck, we've seen more gameplay from Kingdom Hearts 3 in 2018, and that was a fantasy of a verticle slice five years ago.