In case you missed the new recently, Shenmue is finally getting the sequel it deserves after years of wait over a ending that teased for more.
Based Sony for listening to our pleas.
Hopefully, just like when Shenmue was from Sega, now this means we could go around and find lots of Sony-based toys and posters around that Shenmue world, to enjoy and collect, as well as perhaps some classic Sony arcade-games for Ryo to play and enjoy....
Did sony ever make arcade games?
First off, Shenmue 1-2 HD for PS4
This will be weird. Usually we get the Shenmue themed stuff in SEGA games.. but now, the tables have turned. Or should I say, the forklifts? Great, great news nonetheless. I'm ecstatic :D
@Concertoine: perhaps PS1/2 games like Parappa the Rapper, Wipeout and stuff like that. Collectibles could be LittleBigPlanet, Journey, Nathan Drake, etc etc figures, from those little coin-ball machines.
Sony wasn't joking when they said, "This year will show the power of Playstation." So many great games are coming to PS4.
what kind of shenmue game can we expect for a 2 million dollar budget or will the game's vision expand depending on how much it gets?
@natureoflogic I hardly think this year shows it off as all the games announced launch in 2016 and beyond
So..in other words Shenmue 3 is Ps4 exclusive now Well played,Sony
@Kribwalker: You know what? There's games that Microsoft announced in May of 2013 that aren't due out until next year. Sony still has a bunch of games due out this year that weren't in E3 at all. Why show the same game year after year?
I think Sony might help fund the rest of the game. The first Shenmue cost $70 million to make at the time. The $2 million might just be a test to see if there's enough interest by fans. I just hope we reach the $4 million stretch goal to get the Skill Tree System and an expanded village with 5x the mini games!
The games are Sega games in Shenmue. But they were also games from the man Yu Suzuki himself. Those arcade games are Hang On, After Burner, Space Harrier, and the posters in the house and found around town are Virtua Fighter. Yu Suzuki's legacy. I highly doubt you'll see Kratos in a Shenmue game even though many ignorant people think QTEs came from God of War when they predated that series with Sega CD games and the term was actually coined QTE in Shenmue in 2000. Honestly I'm happy Sony is a partner but I hope they keep their mascots/characters out of the project. It would diminish the heritage of Yu Suzuki. The game was said to be available on PS4 and PC.
i didn't think of that tbh! Sony games in Shenmue 3 arcade games would be just epic. PS1 has plenty of games for this, or to make it fit with the context of the game they can use retro games from MSX. I will still miss Space Harrier, but i'm very glad he's working with Sony now! I don't know what it means for Virtua Fighter :/
Agreed. Sony is partnering with Yu and is even funding part of the game, but Adam Boyes wasn't fully transparent about the budget as most companies are not as that is sorta a contract where they may not be able to out right say the price (sorta like when someone gets a raise or when someone gives to a charity etc) But we don't know in what regard besides funding, as Sega still owns the IP and publishing rights. Sega nor Sony have confirmed the IP nor publishing rights as changing hands or anything so it sounds like the game is actually published by Sega, licensed by Yu and Sony, Sony funding etc. But only time will tell how this deal will transpire. @Moldy- I see you have no clue what the term "kickstart" is. Please...just read what is happening before having strange assupmtions, just reading any article on this very much tells you its being "KICKSTARTED" at 2 million, not fully funded at 2 million. I'm not even sure what lead you to actually believe something as crazy as that, something should have told you that didn't make sense and you likely need to um.."read". @Shin- that has been confirmed to be what is happening, in terms of Sony funding anyway. Also note, Sony didn't buy the IP nor Publishing rights as that would have been what they even announced as that is quite megaton, they are likely waiting to see how Sega responds, but its clear Sega has something to do with this as its their IP, in what capacity is really what many might want to know, but only time will tell. Kickstarter also has a placeholder date for Shenmue 3 in December 2017
Considering its coming to PC. This won't be happening. And just because Shenmue 3 is now being funded by Sony, does not mean its exclusive to PS4.
So what was the point in the $2 million dollar kickstarter from the people then? I'm sure Sony could have just covered it. How much is this game even really going to cost?
I'm venture a guess that Sony will cover promotion and the fans have covered the development. This would make sense to me.
Did you bother to read the kickstarer? "If Shenmue 3 was going to get made, I wanted to make it with the fans. Through Kickstarter, I knew that could happen. Together, with Shenmue fans everywhere, I knew we could build the game that the series deserves."
They were most likely testing the waters or making a bet to see if there were enough Shenmue fans for Sony to back this project up. This way they can tell if the game would be a financial success as well as knowing it's something many fans really want. If you go to their kickstarter... https://www.kickstarter.com... ...it says that, if you put in 30 dollars or more, you would get a digital copy of the game so it's like pre-ordering the game. What are those backers really losing, then? Games today go for the max of 60 dollars and I'm sure Shenmue 3 will be a game with a story of greater magnitude and longevity.
It's like Bloodstained. He had to meet the kickstarter goal for his actual investors to give him money to make the game. You can't make Shenmue III with $2 million. It was just used to gauge interest. Sony is footing the bill for dev and marketing.
Lol, the budget won't be $2 million dollars. That was there to make sure that people were interested in another Shenmue game. That's how they gauge interest. Now that it is funded for that amount, Sony will cover the rest of the amount needed to make the game. Let's just say that the $2 million was the start up fee.
shenmue 2 cost 70mil dollars today it would cost 100mil dollars the kickstarter was " the pre order test " sony is helping funding the game...rumors said that they already funded around 40mil dollars
Well Shenmue II apparently cost 70M. I think it was a promotional tactic - otherwise it would just be an announcment - a great one - but just another announcement. The succesful kickstarter gets people talking an dhyped and those thta never played it begin to ask what is Shenmue an dwhy is everyone so excited about it
If nothing else, it was basically a preorder system with the ability to choose more expensive rewards that otherwise wouldn't be made available.
the 2 million was just a test to see if there was any interest in the game. sony will fund the rest of the game. to develop a game i am going to guess around 20 million. the ps3 average cost was about 10 million
This!! I am seeing this type of comment everywhere and it's niggling me. why kickstarter? I don't think this is a pre-order system. It more to gauge interest. Well first off back in the day the first 2 games did not perform well enough sales wise on top of high production costs. Other we would have seen 3 with Sega riding the train. Making a game nowadays is high risk with high development costs and looking at historical data as a investor would you back something like this with such a record. as mentioned above it's more to gauge interest and show people there is a potential that game will do good and announcing it on E3 basically is first class advertising as if you think this game would be made up to the quality of the 1st 2 games with 2 million your pretty much delusional. my 2 cents - and I have backed the $500 tier! My credit card is already crying
With Kickstarter, Mr. Yu Suzuki gets to have the #1 say in any directions or any business decisions on Shemue 3. Sega owns the IP and could just get Yu Suzuki back and make tons of money, or refuse it all together. Or Sony could fund it themselves or whatnot; but basically this is a silent agreement on all the Japanese developers and companies involved to give the title back to Mr. Yu Suzuki because everybody respects him for being the grandfather of 3D gaming in Japan and brought a whole new era to games with his visions.
The point was scummy and anti-consumer. They want to sell the game before they even make it. Expect a lot more of this bullshit to infect Kickstarter from here on out.
Will we get 1 and 2 remaster for ps4 because we never got this game for ps1,ps2,or ps3
That's up to sega actually...
Kickstarter says clearly what will happen with shenmue 1 and 2
great thank you sony/suzuki and yes even sega. and please release shenmue 1-2 HD while we wait for shenmue 3, after the type of response shenmue 3 announcement got, i wouldn't be surprised if sega actually jumps on the idea of doing the first 2 in HD remaster or remake the kickstarter was more likely just to gauge the interest, and BTW the music in shenmue is amazing
@ mightnox shenmue 1-2 HD is imho unlikely because it's still under Sega (per Kickstarter) faq so looking at Sega track record with constant Sonics and refusal localise other great games - things aren't likely to move with this =/
the ps4 has gone up 1000% in my estimation. in one show (that i didnt even watch, by the way) they announced final fantasy 7 remake last guardian shenmue 3 it really is truly exciting to be a gamer knowing these are coming
Cool...now can we get Legend Of Dragoon 2?
Too much too soon can cause heart attacks.
Whaaaa? No, I can't take no more *huff* *huff* Okay, maybe one more...
I mean......we might laugh at that likely happening, but bud...FFVII and Shenmue 3 where announced so...(what is life bro?) Scream it on the PSBLog and with enough steam, it might actually get done. At this point, any IP no matter how old has a chance to get done. Who knows, next few years we might see an E3 where it gets announced.
So they are helping fund it in other words.
Yep. The initial 2M was likely just to garner interest.
That seems what happen cant wait to finish this epic tale. Hey Sega and Sony how about releasing Shenmue 1&2 on the PS4 let new gamers enjoy this series
that was pocket money
@scruffy They would pretty much have to release Shenmue 1 and 2 on PS4 prior to releasing part 3, otherwise Shenmue 3 would only appeal to a VERY small, niche crowd who played the original on Dreamcast and part 2 on Xbox. I can't imagine many gamers have played the first 2. I missed out on them, but now I want to try them and see what all the fuss is about. I wouldn't want part 3 to be my first Shenmue game.
People forget that Playstation still have to answer to Sony. Certain people at Playstation can be fully confident in Shenmue 3, but Sony not so sure they should invest the extra cash for the game to be made. I would guess that what this kickstarter possibly did was prove to Sony that it clearly worth the investment. I'm just guessing so I may be wrong.
*to cause viral advertising.
The initial goal is usually 10 percent of the whole budget. Example: Bloodstained's goal was 500k but the actual budget is 5 million (footed by Deep Silver) Shenmue's goal is 2 million, ergo it's final budget is somewhere around 20 million which will be footed by Sony.
Yeah I was thinking would be like 20 million as well, crazy its nearly at 3 million already now. Awesome
@NatureOfLogic Playstation part of Sony is a subsidiary of Sony and even parts of that Subsidiary is even a LLC! For all intents and purpose the Sony part as a company as a whole is pretty much a holding Company, the company is the only Stock Holder holding itself 100% of PlayStation's Stock but the stock is not offered as a IPO to any stock holder or hedge fund or buyer of Sony stock Ie: Playstation part of the company is pretty.much a held part of Sonys assets. You cannot buy into its stock even if you buy into The Stock of Sony it self. Because there is none of the PlayStation's stock on the public market. The fact that there was a kick starter most likely means that the playstation part ie: Sony subsidiary most likely will be funding the game. It has its own as a subsidiary board, CEO and operation expense etc. I hope that helps.
@joerc So whats the deal between MS which onws 4% of FB which in turn now owns Occulus? Whats the extend of MS's influence, if you like, over Occulus? I'm very interested to read what you have to say.
There are many other ways they could have helped as well. For example being able to advertise the kickstarter campaign this way was one thing. The original game didn't really reach it's audience either so they might be willing to use their resources to promote the thing near the launch as well. They may have made a deal to fund the PS4 version if the game achieves it's funding and retains it's exclusivity (which may be timed)
Hopefully that means we will get a physical version for PS4 as well.
not just physical,I hope includes the previous game
They said a physical was a reward for backing it. It'll most likely get one on release also
Physical is PC only as of right now.
in other words, you can forget an xbone/wiiU versions
LOL! I am honestly weirded on why the heck don't they just make it PS4 exclusive? Why include PC? Not that i am complaining because we know mods will do wonders to this beauty.
PC is probably a cheap port these days given the architecture of PS4. More money for devs and an even better chance of getting further sequels. Everyone wins.
I'm sure physical version will be available along the line. Happy times for Ps gamers
Probably after it comes on the Digital store Although since they are going in partnership I don't see why they don't just give it a full retail release
Most likely because it is a smaller funding and has a niche market so digital game makes the most sense. A full on physical release suggest a AAA budget and production, which I don't think this is. That is also why I think it will eventually make its way to the Xbox One, because all the words we are getting isn't exclusive, but rather PC and PS4.
If no Physical time to start #PhysicalShenmue3
Some people had a issue with Sony telling fans to pony up some cash, but in reality 2 million isn't for development as much as it is to gauage the inetset, now I am sure the 2 million will go towards development after all, But consider this shenmue 2 development was 70 plus million So I am sure Sony will pay a large sum for development and to get it first on ps4. The only 2 things missing and I don't mean this in any at all negative way were half life 3 and beyond good and evil 2. But both those games have big publishes behind them so now sure Sony needs to help either valve or ubi I still can not believe the rumors of FF7 remake, the last Guardian and shenmue 3 were all revealed in one conference. Those 3 alone made me so excited, everything else was just icing on the cake
Flawless Victory ,i only played one(i think?)awesome game so long ago ,shame my deamcast was stolen in home burglary .
So basically we funded the game for sony?
No. Sony funded most of the game.
Not really. We put the game on the map for someone to pick up. Sony now know there is proper interest in the game and will pick it up. Cerny was obviously working in the background as well as shown off a couple of years ago working to build a rapport with the dev. Expect Sony to swoop this up as an exclusive. I don't expect any other versions of this game to come out. Lifetime exclusive for PS4 and PC.
Yep, lifetime PC and PS4 only (as I'm expecting with FFVII Remake, as well.