Shenmue III writer Deep Silver has introduced that the sport is being delayed till an unspecified date in 2019. The Yu Suzuki title was initially scheduled to return out in 2017, earlier than its launch was moved to later this year.
In a brief assertion creator mentioned: “To all of our backers, we’re very sorry for the delay. After a lot dialogue with our companions, Deep Silver, we now have concluded that extending the discharge will permit us to ship Shenmue III at its greatest. We promise to make use of this time to enhance the standard of Shenmue III.”
Again when the sport was delayed into 2018, Suzuki mentioned the crew was utilizing new tech to enhance the sport. Within the fall of final yr, a trailer for the title obtained criticism for exhibiting characters with static facial expressions, which prompted the developer to place out a Kickstarter replace exhibiting that the characters’ faces in the game can indeed emote. Whether or not the brand new delay is expounded to the brand new tech or the faces or something particular is unknown.
Shenmue III is not the one Deep Silver-published title to be delayed not too long ago – the corporate additionally simply introduced that Metro Exodus will release in the first quarter of 2019.
Given the event challenges the sport has already confronted, taking extra time with the title isn’t dangerous.