In a not-all-that-surprising transfer, Shenmue III writer Deep Silver has introduced that the sport will probably be delayed till an unspecified date someday in 2019. Shenmue III, helmed by collection creator Yu Suzuki, was initially scheduled for launch in 2017 earlier than being delayed till 2018… and now 2019.
Suzuki and Deep Silver issued a joint assertion expressing their reasoning behind the delay:
To all of our backers, we’re very sorry for the delay. After a lot dialogue with our companions, Deep Silver, we’ve got concluded that extending the discharge will enable us to ship Shenmue III at its finest. We promise to make use of this time to enhance the standard of Shenmue III. We can not thanks sufficient to your enduring help.
It’s unknown whether or not the delay was resulting from anyone particular subject with improvement, though Deep Silver did obtain criticism after a 2018 teaser trailer featured some characters with faces that appeared incapable of emoting. That criticism prompted the Shenmue III crew to publish a video to their Kickstarter web page displaying that they did, the truth is, have the tech to enable characters to emote. Suzuki and Deep Silver’s assertion implies that the crew nonetheless isn’t fairly assured sufficient to point out off a bigger chunk of the sport in its present state, as an alternative choosing at the least just a few extra months of polish earlier than the inevitable advertising and marketing blitz that can come earlier than it’s precise launch.
Shenmue III was initially introduced as a Kickstarter venture again at E3 2015 to wild pleasure of followers of the long-dead collection. Contemplating the final sport, Shenmue II, launched on the unique Xbox again in 2001, who might blame them?
To tide followers over, Shenmue and Shenmue II remasters are scheduled to launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this yr. Even diehard followers may want a refresher by the point the third sport comes out.
Deep Silver didn’t simply delay one sport at the moment. Metro: Exodus, the third installment of the favored Metro shooter franchise was additionally delayed. THQ Nordic, proprietor of Deep Silver, introduced in its earnings report that Metro: Exodus would as an alternative launch within the first quarter of 2019 as an alternative of the unique late 2018 window. That unique date would have put it shoulder-to-shoulder with mega-franchise sequels like Name of Responsibility: Black Ops four and Purple Lifeless Redemption 2, so it’s no main shock that THQ Nordic would give it extra room to breathe within the less-crowded early spring.
The one sport not printed by Deep Silver or THQ Nordic seeing a delay at the moment is Indivisible, the follow-up to developer Lab Zero’s profitable motion sport Skullgirls. Indivisible is now scheduled for a 2019 launch, principally resulting from a big workload of artwork property needing extra time to complete and implement.
H/T Shenmue III Kickstarter through Sport Informer
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