Yu Suzuki, creator of the Shenmue series has confirmed that
“funds are going strictly to Ys Net for development of Shenmue 3.”
Suzuki goes on to say.
“Sony and Shibuya Productions are not seeing a cent of your Kickstarter dollars,”
Suzuki also went on discussing the stretch goals and what additional donated money will be going to.At the $5 million mark there will be “an all new gameplay feature,” at $10 million “a much larger, completely open world will be yours to explore.” While these goals still feel steep in the pocket department. It is at least nice to know we won’t have to worry about Sony knicking the money.
“Even if these Stretch Goals are not reached, Shenmue 3 will already be a sequel true to its name, and one we can all be proud of,” he said. “It is my hope though, that together we can make this Shenmue just as revolutionary as the first two were.”
Shunmue 3 has been a long awaited continuation of the series many fans loved in their younger days, and some only now discovering it and appreciating the legitimate value it has in gaming.