Backers who donate $60 will receive a physical PC copy however.
Sony may be helping Ys Net and Yu Suzuki in creating Shenmue 3 for the PS4 and PC but don’t expect to receive a retail release for the PS4 version. According to the updated FAQ on the project’s Kickstarter (which has already surpassed the original funding goal of $2 million), Shenmue 3 won’t be released at retail for Sony’s console at this point and time.
It’s worth noting that players who back the project at $60 will receive a physical PC copy for the game. However, those interested in buying the game for PS4 will have to do so through the PlayStation Network. It is fairly early in the project’s life-cycle for no retail release so you never know – plans could change down the line. Heck, the project’s Kickstarter even says that, “Other platforms have not been decided yet.”
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