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If Shenmue 3 Doesn't Earn $10 Million, It'll Be A Little Smaller

It seems unlikely that the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign will hit $10 million.

It's currently at a little over $4.4 million with 11 days to go. This might be disappointing to some fans, as franchise creator Yu Suzuki was quoted as saying that he'd need $10 million to produce a "true open world."

However, Suzuki has recently clarified those comments; when asked if he'd be upset if the campaign didn't reach that lofty goal, he replied:

"No I won't be. I am grateful that there's another chance for a new Shenmue. I will make what I can within the budget from your money."

He added that the world he creates will simply be a little smaller; he's saying it would on a similar scale to the main area of the first game: "I'm expecting something similar to Dobuita [the area in Shenmue I] in terms of scale," he said. Well, we imagine it'll be pretty amazing, regardless of size.

And while Sony is helping to produce the game, the company receives no money from the funds raised on Kickstarter. Sony is only on board to assist with marketing.

Related Game(s): Shenmue 3

Tags: shenmue 3, shenmue iii, shenmue 3 kickstarter

7/6/2015 9:33:10 PM Ben Dutka

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 3:46:43 AM

It's not going to raise 10 Million... it's just not going to happen because after 14 years there is an entire new generation of gamers unfamiliar with the title and don't understand it. Fans are making a solid documentary called 'A Gamer;s Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue' But I fear it will not be released in time to have full effect when there is only 10 days left for the Kickstarter. I got what I wanted out of the Physical Edition on PS4 and have pledged for that at the very least.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 1:37:56 PM

It's neat though seeing how the announcement of the physical edition surged the contributions for a little while there. It had been basically static for days until after that announcement. I have hopes now it'll crack 5 million. But I agree that 10 million is out of the question.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 7/7/2015 1:38:30 PM

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 7:02:54 AM

HD collection of the first two or GTFO ;)

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 5:04:56 AM

i think that 10mil was always going to be a bit of a hard ask but they still did really well nun the less.

happy gaming

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