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 12 months.
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’ve concluded that extending the discharge will enable us to ship Shenmue III at its finest. We promise to make use of this time to enhance the standard of Shenmue III.”
Back when the sport was delayed into 2018, Suzuki mentioned the crew was utilizing new tech to enhance the sport. In the autumn of final 12 months, a trailer for the title acquired criticism for displaying characters with static facial expressions, which prompted the developer to place out a Kickstarter replace displaying that the characters’ faces within the recreation can certainly emote. Whether 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 lately – the corporate additionally simply introduced that Metro Exodus will launch within the first quarter of 2019.
Given the event challenges the sport has already confronted, taking extra time with the title is just not dangerous.