Please don’t screw this up
Kickstarter projects are playing with fire when they pick up beloved franchises. Any move you make is under a microscope, and if you screw up, may God have mercy on your studio. The team behind Shenmue III doesn’t want to be lumped in with that crowd, so they’ve delayed the game.
Yu Suzuki delivered the news himself by way of a video log this morning, noting that “unfortunately, we must delay the release,” because (wait for it), “the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected.” Now it’s set for the back half of 2018.
It’s good that a lot of current Kickstarters are realizing that you can’t just come out of the gate with every platform as a stretch goal and physical rewards for every backer level. Mighty No. 9 is still having problems with physical rewards.