Yu Suzuki said that SEGA isn't an obstacle to Shenmue III and it's all about gathering the budget. Don't expect the storyline to end with the game, though.
Just get it on Kickstarter, I bet some folks would pay $1000 and upwards for it
Kickstarter is a good way to see if there is any interest. Not only that, but it may encouarge the publishers to chip in a bit more.
I think the problem is what happens if the kickstarter fails and has little interest. Then future publishers wont even give it a chance.
So what exactly is holding back companies like MS or Sony from infusing the development team with a sizable donation? Both of those companies know there is a demand out there for a proper Shenmue 3 game. Xbox got Shenmue 2 but that does not automatically mean the xbox would get shenmue 3. sony could get the game but then again they already have the Yakuza series (its not the same) so it seems likely that it would at least come to xbox. MS just invested in Mojang so that was a huge purchase that would make something like a $30+ mil investment hard to justify. but if they want games people are interested in...Shenmue 3 is one such beast that needs to be made. If Sega is wondering about any other ideas of games to make...how about a remake of Shining Force 3. All 3 scenarios (not just the 1st released in the US) that were released in JP with all remastered visuals and enhanced audio and story elements.
Exactly! This game would probably break records on kickstarter, its the game everybody wants
I hope they give it a try sooner rather than later. Not to mention that there hasn't been a huge crowdfunding campaign in a long time, now pockets are ready.
Shenmue 1 & 2HD remake followed by Shenmue 3. Do it !
If you realize it would be a dream.
I really hope this doesn't remain a dream.
How much do you think he needs considering back then Shenmue cost 70 million to make?
Quite evidently that budget was mishandled. Moreover, tools are much cheaper these days. I'd say a worthy Shenmue III could be made with 15-20 millions.
If it's just about money why hasn't MS stepped in and funded it. 20 million is nothing for them. I think if we do see a shenmue 3 it will be at the VERY end of this consoles lifecycle.
This game seriously needs to come out. I'm jonesing something fierce. :)
Money shouldn't matter if they do it right...their return on investment would be staggering
If Nintendo had sense, they'd fund this for themselves the same way with Bayo2
Yup. IF Shenmue 3 ever sees the light of day, I feel it will be a Nintendo exclusive....but I feel it won't make it this gen. It'll be a launch title for the next-gen.
You could have used that 20 million you spent on Sonic Boom (AKA Sonic 06 2) to make it
Haha, wut? Sonic boom hardly cost a million. And must of the budget gone to WiiU/3ds devs kit/tools
Seriously, kickstart this mother. AND TO GET MORE INTEREST, SEGA, WHY NOT PORT AND/OR REMASTER SHENMUE 1 AND 2 FOR XBL AND PSN AND STEAM?! Better graphics, achievements, better voice acting, better controller support (big flaw I found was dreamcast's single stick). Come on, Sega, I am TELLING you I want to throw money at you and you keep trying to give me new stuff that has a bad chance of being good and a good chance of being bad.
I've heard so many great things about this series, and it's definitely up there for most frequently asked about sequels. I'd like to play the others, in the event that a third installment becomes reality, I won't be in the dark story wise.
This is the only established franchise I would support with a kickstarter since I have been waiting forever already.
Re-do the original 2 for ps4/xbox one and then put the money towards 3 and 4, sure they could do 1 and 2 with a statue of my forklift truck or the main Man himself.
But isn't Sega the one putting out the budget? xD Joking aside, I agree put this on kickstarter and see the money flow!
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