Shenmue 3 Will Be Open-World if Kickstarter Hits $10 Million
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has revealed that Shenmue 3 will be open-world if it hits $10 million funding on Kickstarter. Speaking during a reddit AMA, Suzuki spoke about a series of stretch goals should the latest sequel to the legendary Shenmue games, hinting that a secret feature that Suzuki himself has developed will be incorporated into the game:
“I will say this: if we reach the $5 mil mark, one of the things I really want to do with Shenmue 3 will become a reality.”
“At $10 million, it will truly have the features of an open world.”
The game seems likely to reach $10 million on Kickstarter, if not surpass it, having already raised $3,478,264 (at time of writing) in just under five days.
The AMA also gave some information regarding the game’s creation, with Suzuki divulging that Shenmue 3 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will re-use assets from Shenmue and Shenmue 2:
“The assets from 1 & 2 will get a lot of use.”
Later, humility reared its head, with Suzuki conceding that if Shenmue 3 turns out to be a failure, that he will draw a line under the franchise for good:
“If the fans are not happy with 3 there will not be a 4. So I please hope we can together make this game the best it can be.”
Shenmue 3 is set for release on PlayStation 4 and PC some time in 2017.
Thank you Dark Side of Gaming for providing us with this information.