A game as big as Shenmue III has a lot of moving parts. Several studios are working on the project and helping it come to life alongside of Shenmue father Yu Suzuki and his team at Ys Net, and that includes Shibuya Productions — a company that’s handling marketing and publishing alongside of Sony.
Its president and founder, Cedric Biscay, has also recently confirmed that Shemue III is still on track for 2018, noting that the year will be great “with the [release] of Shenmue III on PS4 and PC,” teasing “many other surprises” that may or may not have anything to do with Shenmue.
As a Kickstarter project people are right to worry a bit — especially given how many of them have failed, gone under completely, or delivered a shoddy product — but with so many moving parts and so much optimism, I think we will end up seeing this in 2018, even if it’s in December.
Cedric Biscay [Twitter]