Through the official Kickstarter page of the game, Deep Silver announced today that Shenmue III has been delayed to 2019. The title is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.
Check out the statement released by Deep Silver below:
“Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019.
The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe.”
The creator of the Shenmue series, Yu Suzuki, has also apologized for the game’s delay: “To all of our backers, we are very sorry for the delay. After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best. We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III. We cannot thank you enough for your enduring support.”
In recent news, Yu Suzuki said that he is not planning to bring the game on Nintendo Switch. In addition, the title will have more than 100 characters.
Recall that the game will now release sometime in 2019 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.