Shenmue III Delayed to 2019 - VGChartz
Shenmue III Delayed to 2019

Shenmue III Delayed to 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 May 2018 / 1,011 Views

Publisher Deep Silver has announced Shenmue III has been delayed from the second half of 2018 to 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," reads the message from the publisher. 

Yu Suzuki added, "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."

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Zach808 (on 17 May 2018)

This kinda makes me nervous. If this was your typical AAA publisher, I'd be all for it. But there have been too many delays that have led to complete fail when it comes to Kickstarter projects, like the Wii U version of Project CARS or Mighty No. 9 in general.

mjk45 (on 16 May 2018)

no surprises here.

Areym (on 16 May 2018)

People have been waiting for decade(s), what's a few more months for a more polished game, allegedly.

Nem (on 16 May 2018)

It was to be expected. At least it won't release in turd rushed form. The game wasn't looking finished enough for a 2018 release. So... this was for the best.