Shenmue 3 Kickstarter May Be Hinting At Xbox One Stretch Goal

So this was all a case of marketing misappropriation, then?

Posted By | On 23rd, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Sony took the stage to announce Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter at their E3 conference last week, completing the trifecta of legendary game announcements that everyone hoped for, but didn’t really expect (the other two were The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy 7’s remake). For a while, everyone was excited- Shenmue 3 was finally happening! But then, details about the project began to arise, and there was some confusion about it all. First, Sony was not funding it, and it was Suzuki’s thing entirely; then, Sony was funding it, and the Kickstarter was just to gauge interest; then Sony wasn’t funding it, and most of the funds were expected to come in through Kickstarter.

This is also an important question because it determines just which systems Shenmue 3 eventually comes to. While Wii U is probably out of the question, if Sony’s involvement with the project was minimal, the game might eventually make its way over to the Xbox One, for example, right?

Right now, that seems to be the case. The Kickstarter page of Shenmue 3 has been updated, and it now seems to be hinting at an Xbox One version. Previously, when discussing a release on other platforms, this is what it said:

‘Currently we are planning development only for PC (Windows) and PS4. Other platforms have not been decided yet.’

However, today, this text was further added: ‘If other platform versions were added as rewards, an announcement would be made on the update page.’

Does that mean that an Xbox One version of the game may be added as a stretch goal? That would certainly be very interesting in a lot of ways. It would also imply that Sony’s involvement in this entire project may, in fact, be zero. Apart from taking the time out in their E3 conference to announce the Kickstarter on stage, and be attached forever to the project as its savior.

Which is a bit gross.

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  • Mark

    “Which is a bit gross” hahaa. Well, hopefully the game turns out very good. But I darn sure ain’t paying for the developement for any Xbox 1 games for Microsoft….hell no. I’ll just wait n see what they’re cookin in the pipeline. Hopefully platform holders won’t start to use Kickstarter abusively.

    • kma99

      So funding a kickstarter for the game wasn’t your ultimate goal, its to fund sony? Funding this game is stupid to begin with but to do it only if it benefits sony is utterly stupid.

  • Kfal Balli

    So both so called “bombs” Sony dropped at e3 will appear on xbox one…interesting.

    • XbotMK1

      And what bombs did Microsoft drop at E3?


      How interesting.

    • Kfal Balli

      Games that actually come out this year plus release dates 🙂

    • XbotMK1

      You mean games we’ve seen for the past 3 years?

      Where have the exclusive games been for the Xbox One over the past 9 months? 🙂

      At least we know Xbots are jealous of Shenmue 3 and hope it comes to the Xbox 180.

    • Kfal Balli

      Heh Well Shenmue was great when it came out. I owned both of them. But every good element of shenmue is now present in other games. Ironically Shenmue is rumored to have stretch goals that will include the xbox one. But since you’re a troll I won’t waste any more time responding to you.

    • You got burned just deal wit it and take it like a man.

    • *Also On PC

      The same place as the POS4 games.

      Xboner and POS4 have no games :^)

    • Kfal Balli

      Hmm I don’t know what games you were talking about that were dropping the last 3 years. But I was too busy enjoying Ori, Dead Rising, D4, Titanfall and Sunset Overdrive. Oh yeah Halo is great, Forza Horizon is pretty damn fun too. Glad some Pc users will get the chance to experience some of the titles. The ps4 will have some great exclusive games next year but as of now there isn’t much besides bloodborne. I will be there to buy Uncharted, Horizon, Ratchet and Clank when it’s time. Good day sir.

    • *Also On PC

      Interesting how everything was on PC and rendered both consoles even more pointless, I know.

      PS4 still has no games :^)


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