Fans have been anxiously awaiting Shenmue III ever since it was first announced and some major news was just revealed tonight.
Cuz Sega couldn't be bother to publish their own IP
Let be fair its probably a lot more complicated than that. There are a lot of real people involved each with their own views and desires for the situation. Just some theoretical things could be Sega wanting ownership of the franchise or bad blood between two people on each side or any number of other things. At least they got a publisher for a physical release of the game.
My money's on bad blood. The original Shenmue cost $70 million to make - might not want to create something on that scale again, especially after how the original one sold.
"some theoretical things could be Sega wanting ownership of the franchise" Sega still owns the IP. I don't recall them ever selling it....like ever. This team is licensing out the IP from Sega. Sega is very much getting paid. Again, I don't recall this IP EVER being sold. http://segabits.com/blog/20... and http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... What ever deal they have, is very, very likely not selling the IP to them, they likely just licensed out. I can see why Sega wouldn't want to spend money on such a concept when the Yakuza games being more popular move 500k a release.
Anywho, shenmue is going to make alot of money, just off of nostalgia and the fact yakuza is the only popular game to do the same and how many did they make already. Some people want new things but old stuff back too, sooo my bet everyone that has yakuza is gonna buy this and old fans. Those alone will make good revenue, new comers are just the bonus so. Congrats on deep silver
Well Sega gave the rights for Shenmue 3 to Yu Suzuki so getting it funded, made, and published was all up to him. We are lucky that it is even being made and going to be released.
Well, they gave the license for it to be made, they did not sell the IP.
Maybe they don't feel it will do as good as their Yakuza series. They are getting money either way. I think it was a fair call.
Seeing as Shenmue 1 and 2's budget was astronomically high and hardly made its money back due to the average amount by of sales vs the amount by they spent on the game. $70 million was the highest for a game to be developed at that time. Sega gave its blessing for Shenmue 3 to be funded and published by another publisher as they didn't want another situation like Shenmue 1 and 2. It's hardly a loss for Sega.
In this case, the dev, or publisher, payed the a license fee to publish the game....but yeah, Sega wasn't going to do it because they didn't want to.
Dang good job Deep silver.
I hope they help bring more obscure Japanese games to the west.
Hopefully pick up 1/2 as well ;)
That sounds like Sega will do that in-house. It wouldn't surprise me if they did a remake like you saw with Yakuza 1.
I really do hope so but I just can't see it happening at moment, see it being another Goldeneye 🙄✌🏻🤓
I've become a fan of Deep Silver after Metro 2033. The universe they built in that game is breathtaking.
...they um--Deep Silver only published, they didn't develop anything... I think you're talking about 4A Games.
Ahhh, okay. Well then ... looks like I'm a fan of 4A Games then. Thanks for clarifying.
I'm looking forward to this. I hope it turns out awesome.
I'm worried. It's the same publisher who published Mighty No.9.
I don't think it's Deep Silver's fault for Mighty No. 9's problems though.
It's the distribution of the game I'm worried about. I trust Yu Suzuki when it comes to quality of the game, but I'm worried about the distribution of the game, and also the backers pre-ordered bonus contents. Look what happened to Mighty No.9. It's a one giant cluster ****. Also, Deep Silver doesn't have a very good track records, when it comes to marketing. I want Shenmue 3 to be successful and further support Yu Suzuki on his future venture.
You do realize that Comcept developed the game, right? Also you do realize that Deep Silver had nothing to do with the kickstarter rewards, right? Deep Silver published the retail game...
I never said anything about the development side of the game. Do you realized, once the publisher took over the role, they are responsible for marketing, disc printing, labeling, distribution, pre-ordered bonuses and other promotion associated with the game?
smh. Maybe you better look up what publishing actually is. It seems many, many on here literally don't know their own hobby.
Maybe, you should read my second comment. I know what publisher does.
Deep Silver published Metro Redux, one of my favorite franchises ever :D
An installment that's a Sega IP that is partially being funded by Sony is being published by Deep Silver. Now that's a bit of a doozy
lol, it sounds crazy but many deals go on like that in gaming. Where the owner of the IP, may not be the development time (most cases) or the publisher doesn't own the IP or isn't funding it simply only doing publishing duties etc.
This makes me wonder if the hope and dream of getting a Shenmue I and II remaster/rerelease is all but dashed. If Sega is not involved, that worries me greatly.
you'd think sony would publish it
There's a PC version of Shenmue 3 though, and SIE doesn't publish PC games
I wonder why Sony side-stepped this opportunity?? Or maybe he wanted to go multiplatform so the only thing Sony could do was offer press, in return for timed exclusivity..
My most anticipated game ever
Wonder if we get to be a supervisor at the warehouse job this time.
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