Kotaku writes : "Speaking at a talk during the Game Developer Conference today, designer Yu Suzuki said that he thinks Sega is going to let him make Shenmue III. The audience broke into shouts and applause, and then Suzuki abruptly changed topics."
If he makes it, I hope it's going to be a PS3 exclusive so that it's as good and beautiful as possible.
so more people get to play it
I hope it will be a PS3 exclusive, just so they can make the biggest and the most bestest storytelling ever that we will never forget!
what does ps3 have to do with story telling? honestly some of you guys need to find some legitimate reasons for saying things like that all i keep seeing is should be on ps3 because its ps3 DUUUR
Wouldn't it make more sense to hope it's PC exclusive, if strictly from a powerful hardware perspective?
So, according to Istanbull, if the game turns out to be a multiplat, the storyline will be lame.
Lol, that's how it worked with Final Fantasy.. ;)
They can still put the game on 360 on multiple disc, FF series on PS1 was like that and no one cared since those games was awesome. Yes, bluray will have an advantage of not changing disc IF the game is big. anyway I think that to make a BIG game with a BIG budget, multiplatform should be considered. Exclusives are always nice for the platform getting it, but a bigger audience means a bigger budget! Why limit the popularity of a third party game? By the way I'm a big supporter of the PS3 since I'm at more than 40 PS3 games, but I still own 15 great 360 exclusives. what I'm trying to say is don't try to make this a fanboy debate, just be happy that there's a chance shenmue III is coming out!!!! :D
Why Shenmue III should be a PS3 exclusive? Homeboy Acquiescence summed it up in the comments, in his own words: I too hope Shenmue III is a PS3 exclusive, for three reasons... Firstly, the second Shenmue came out on the original Xbox and failed to find an audience, far less so than the Dreamcast versions did. It flopped on that console and then some. Secondly, the PS3 demographic would have far more interest in a third Shenmue that of the 360 one. It's no secret that story-led, narrative heavy games do better on the former, while the latter tends to appeal more to younger gamers who'd rather shoot things in the kneecaps and score headshots than engage in an emotional journey. Thirdly, blu-ray would allow for a single disc experience, dual language tracks and optimal performance without fretting over how the game will work on an inferior console. FFXIII anyone? Controversial opinion perhaps, but this isn't fanboy delusion; I'm just keeping it real. I genuinely think it's in the best interests of all that Shenmue III be a PS3 exclusive. If they wont release it on the PS3, then hopefully on a new Sega console!
You lot are so petty. We get some excellent news regarding the possibility of Shenmue 3 being made and all you care about is what platform it's on. I bet none of you played any of the Shenmue games, you just want it to be exclusive for fanboy bragging rights. Shame on the lot of you.
It will be exclusive like yakuza, there just isn't the audience on any other platform. Unless u want a gamecube version on wii.
If Shenmue III ever get an announcement. Exclusive or not, it will be on the PS3 regardless. Microsoft won't make the effort into buying this exclusive as it isn't a title to move units(The installment on the Xbox sold like only 10K!! Or maybe even less!) in the US region seeing that's where 2.9/3 of fanbase, they want guns, and being a martial art adventure game just not appealing enough. Believe it or not, in Japan Xbox360 = Dead! No matter how Microsoft give them the love, they will not respond! Shenmue III will be on PS3 and being an exclusive chances are extremely high. I don't get the "Yakuza" as an example, it move over 500K units in Japan alone! It had never get a release outside of Japan, if you buy it you will have to play with Japanese text.
To all the idiots hoping it should be a Ps3 exclusive so it can be better, you should know. The story for Shenmue was completed before the first game came out... All 16 chapters! So the story probably won't change. All that's left is graphics and gameplay. Gameplay can be done on either console because both controllers are similar. Graphics haven't helped most games pull ahead in sales or ratings much so that isn't a factor. So exactly how would making it an exclusive make it better? Especially for Sega, who is all about trying to make money like every other company! Multiplat is the way and other developers have seen the light as well!
oh you mean like yakuza? btw this here is something called sarcasm some of you guys might wanna look it up
Due to PC and xbox360 higher piracy rates than PS3 and the type of players, This should be a PS3 exclusive ! PS fans support innovations like heavyrain
PS3 deserves this game as exclusive. Playstation home would work incredibly with this.
PS3 doesn't "deserve" any games. And seeing as the xbox got a shenmue game and a sony console has never gotten one, if anything ms would get it.
Sure because we all know how well the xbox is doing in japan. I think theyre going to want to release it on a console where they can sell it to their own country at the very least
A game like Shenmue exclusive to the xBox Brand.. Well, that may just convince some Japanese to jump on board. But, anyway, Shenmue is a popular game. Game will sell anywhere, I'm sure.
What I mean is that it wont be a ps3 exlusive because there is no need to. You people are acting like Japan is the only country in the world.
shenmue II was epic, and it was on the DC. Multiplatform will do just fine.
big Playstation fan here, and i would rather it be on as many systems as possible, and for it to turn out good.
Now now! Don't be greedy. ;)
It costs tons to make and hardly sells anything and doesnt make a profit.Theyll need to release the game on as many platforms as possible to get a profit.
Here's the dilemma, risk lower sales by decreasing your potential audience Vs focusing on one platform which tends to increase the amount of polish that that single version gets. At the same time there are more factors into play here. If they expect the game to sell mostly in Japan then they have almost no reason to make a 360 version and focusing on PS3 might help them offset development costs with potential help from Sony, less time spent on 360 port etc.. Either way the platform it's on doesn't really matter one should simply be glad if it even gets made. Yu is probably trolling us. I say this now though i shall purchase it on any platform so long as it lives up to the previous 2 games!
Exactly joint publish with Sony win win. And the gamer wins because quality will be priority.
If you guys played Shenmue, you realize this is a game where it doesn't fit into MS's M.O. Back then, the standard of the games were 1.2 GB per GD disc. In order to make way for story/gameplay, they had to utilize "multiple" disks. Shenmue 1 utilzed 3 GD discs while the sequel had 4 GD discs. It was not until the DVD was released before it was been available as a single disc. If I remember correctly, this game had 16 chapters in total with the franchise spanning up to Chapter 3. If they were to finish all the way up to 16, they're going to need ALL of the space they could get. MS, can't let another FFXIII debacle happen because even devs like John Carmack has to be content with 2 DVD's (even though he proposed for 3) due to "royalty" fees that would scare off many developers. I'm pretty sure FFXIII had MS pay for those in order to go multiplat since that would've taken a huge chunk of SE's budget. Not to mention the game had to be sold at the same price of $60. Does this mean I hate the game to be multiplat? Of coruse not! However, if the lack of storage would hinder said ambition (and we know Yu Suzuki is as ambitions as one can get), then it would be better to find a platform that can support it. So far, the PS3 is the most viable choice due to it's huge storage capacity (with an added HDD), while having solid support with many of the SEGA based games including Yakuza. The Xbox had it's chance to make up for it back then but the lack of gamer support has caused it to fall back under the radar. You want this game on the 360. You better tell MS to spend their money on "royalty" fees. If you want a history lesson, SEGA spent nearly 70 MILLION on the Shenmue franchise alone. Adjust that to normal inflation for today and it would account for nearly half a billion or more (remember games production back then was no more than 5 - 6 digits). If Yu Suzuki wanted to utilized all 50GB on the PS3's dual blu-ray disc, how do you think that would affect the 360's platform case? Considering their DVD's 2GB security feature is further more hindering that space issue. Face it, the game MUST sell in the platform to make profit, the more DVD's the less profit the dev can make - and the last thing we need is another 50 billion years before another sequel arrives. -End statement
yes in reality ps3 exclusive would be better because of the worldwide market and the blu-ray it would be a smart move for sega and no doubt about it it will sell consoles.
wait wait wait you think shenmue 3 would sell consoles? REALLY? i really hope that was a joke or sarcasm
Uh yeah it would. People are nuts over shenmue. I would buy a console for shenmue.
a handful of people buying consoles to get a certain game isn't a console seller thousands and thousands of people buying a console to get a certain game is a console seller a sequel to a 10 year old game that originally didn't even do so well to begin with is not a console seller
Due to the large amount of Ps3 users in Japan and small 360 base there,this has to be a Ps3 exclusive, It would be a stupid mistake otherwise, Just like ff13 was.
Shenmue sold poorly in Japan when it was on the Dreamcast, that was one of the main reasons for its failure.
Actually Shenmue 1 sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Problem wasnt shenmue it was the lack of a huge install base for the dreamcast. Shenmue 2 on xbox was stupid mistake by sega should have been on ps2. *Back to playing S1 S2 on my dreamcast*
There's a reason why Sega has been so hesitant to green light a new Shenmue game for all these years. Sales for the original 2 games tragically underperformed. I love the Shenmue franchise to death, cheesy dialogue and all. It had a certain charm to it that, understandably, most people were turned off by. With the growing success of Yakuza (particularly in japan), there may now be a chance for this game to succeed with an audience that may be more inclined to purchase this type of game this time around. With that said, I still think it's highly unlikely that Shenmue 3 would be high-profile enough to sell consoles. It's like the Serenity to my Firefly.
Sega needs to do it, This game would redeem them completely i think and they would earn a lot of money. Sega is really stupid if they do not do Shenmue 3.
Cant users scroll down and not have to see PS3, PS3 and PS3 comments. Considering Shenmue was released on the XBOX shouldnt it be a MS exclusive? Either way I hope the develop this game it is much needed.
Shenmue was actually on the Dreamcast; Pt2 was released on the Xbox later but it flopped badly. If Sega want the third to sell it's obviously going to have to appear on a console in Japan; so common sense says it'll be multi.
I am well aware that shenmue was on the DC I still have my DC and the first Shenmue, if sega releases the game on xbox it will sell regardless you Mark the first as a flop when the game was out before it was on the xbox and it was on an amazing console to boot this isn't the case now
yeah ps3 sucks idk why people on here like it so much.I hope its wii exclusive.
A Ps3 version of Shenmue 3 would be awsome, And the cherry on top would be HD versions of 1 and 2 included on the same disk with the Mythical 3rd shenmue.
Remember all the other Shenmue 3 rumours that spawned from nothing but very slight comments from the original developers? Yeah; and it hasn't happened yet. As much as I'd like to see Shenmue 3, please don't let the hype train get out of control for this lol
Don't get your hopes up PS3 fanboys. I seem to remember the producer said he wanted it on mobiles.
That was a spin-off mobile Shenmue game that's already been released in Japan, I'm sad to say
Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. Multiplat then. No way Sega would make it PS3 exclusive. Too expensive.
I think this will be multiplat given that it's coming from Sega, a company that releases multiplat whenever possible.
I want it on a new SEGA console.
Oh man if this is true it's the best news ever !
PLEASE [SEGA] GOD LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!
People who think it could be a Xbox exclusive seeing as ye got Shenmue 2 are wrong, that game sold terrible on xbox so sega would not make that mistake agen. It's gonna come to japan 1st if it is coming and we all know that japan favour PS3 so if anything it will be a PS3 exclusive + Yakuza is known as the spirtual sucsessor to Shenmue and that's a PS3 exclusive and sells great in japan. I for one would rather the game came to both consoles more sales for Sega and it will allow more people to play it
I really hope Sega allows Shenmue 3 to be made!! I would have to believe that by allowing Shenme 3 to be produced, Sega would be doing so for the fans. It would definately be a rare case of choosing fans over profits if you consider the first two didn't exactly sell very well.
What they could do is bring Shenmue 1 and 2 back onto XBLA and PSN like they did with Sonic Adventure and try raise some funds towards Shenmue 3, just a thought
Release it on PSN and Live to see if their is demand for it. If it sells tons, then put out shenmue 3. If they bomb, then don't worry about it. I know it will sell, I'm just saying. I would pay $60 for hd remakes.
hope its real played the 1st 2nd and think they was gd. been waiting for the 3rd for time.multiplat is the way to go more coins for the makers.
I don't care if its multi platform just please make the game.
Not sure why these people are arguing, but it would make sense to have it on the Xbox 360 for certain, would love to see part 1 & 2 updated and released before a part 3 is released though, it's been years since I last played.
Watch it be on the Wii
That would make a lot of sense if it were on the wii. Since the original Shenmue engine would be more suitable for a less powerful console as is the wii. They wouldn't even have to develop a new engine for Shenmue 3.
I would f*** a donkey if this turns out to be true.
I would not. I would buy the game instead.
Care to explain why on Earth would you do such a thing?! Tsk... now, if this game comes out, everytime I see a donkey I'll feel bad for the poor thing... :/
dont care what console it comes out on ill just buy the console for this one game lol
Firstly, the second Shenmue came out on the original Xbox and failed to find an audience, far less so than the Dreamcast versions did. It flopped on that console and then some. Secondly, the PS3 demographic would have far more interest in a third Shenmue that of the 360 one. It's no secret that story-led, narrative heavy games do better on the former, while the latter tends to appeal more to younger gamers who'd rather shoot things in the kneecaps and score headshots than engage in an emotional journey. Thirdly, blu-ray would allow for a single disc experience, dual language tracks and optimal performance without fretting over how the game will work on an inferior console. FFXIII anyone? Controversial opinion perhaps, but this isn't fanboy delusion; I'm just keeping it real. I genuinely think it's in the best interests of all that Shenmue III be a PS3 exclusive.
"I genuinely think it's in the best interests of all that Shenmue III be a PS3 exclusive" It's only in the best interests of fanboys. The Shenmue community segregated to different platforms when the Dreamcast was discontinued, so making it multiplatform would be in the best interest of the fans who would actually play it.
Who are you fooling with that bs. Multiplatform is the best option here. The best selling games on ps3 are all shooters, so your argument is horse****.
What is it with everyone and this 'mythical' stereotypes? There is wha, some 30 million xBox 360's sold? Somethin like that? So, there is around 30 million people who play on an xBox 360.. And, to say that a huge chunk of the entirety prefer a certain game type.. That's just blasphemy and you're sounding like a trolling fanboy. Besides, tell me.. What is the most popular game on both consoles? That's right.. It's Call of Duty. The game you described of xBox fans. So, to go by that logic, both groups cater to the same game type. Which is complete and utter bullshit. There's plenty of gamers on the xBox who prefer to engage in an emotional journey rather than to randomly shoot at anything that moves. Besides, today, most big name games on PS3 are 'shooters.' Hmmm. P.S - My numbers may be wrong, but regardless..
I would definitely love for Shenmue III to happen Make it happen Sega and a new Sega console would also be cool too :)
Everyone stop being such big fanboys calling out which system it should be on, let them make it first, I have teh xbox 360 but i hope that the make it for all systems because it deserves to be played by everyone!! I will do anything for Shenmue 3, the second one was so amazing my fav game of all time, no other game i have ever played played with my emotions like shenmue did!