Recently, we have confirmed the release date of the Shenmue III, the games will release in 2018 and will publish by Deep Silver for PC and PlayStation 4. According to the report, the officials of the series creator Yu Suzuki interview at the Gamescom 2017, he claims that the game will last around 30 hours of gameplay. Many of other publication like Metro GameCentral interviewed the officials of the game Shenmue III. He reveals the news, the upcoming game design is much similar to its last year version.
I don’t think it’s necessary to change the basics of the gameplay. If I change it too much the existing fans will be very upset. Although I am always making up new ideas and things to add to the game, which can be a problem for my team who are trying to implement these ideas.
At the moment we are trying to keep it to 30% new and the keep the other 70% of the game similar to the original. But the design is constantly changing and I am always coming up with new concepts that we can try to add to the game if there is the opportunity.
He justifies the game title with what he had in mind to develop the original game, he adjusts the story of the Shenume with interesting moves. We will see a new design of the game and credit goes to the partnership of Deep Silver that enhanced the budget of the game. Suzuki said that the first game of Shenmue was released with $47 million budget, now the game has more budget but has to struggle more to come in first entries in the gaming world. Moreover designer of the game says:
I’m always constantly adjusting the elements of Shenmue III to be the best. For example, now that we have the new partner Deep Silver I’ve been scaling up the game design of Shenmue III. So I changed a little bit about the gameplay itself and also took into account the new Unreal Engine that we are using.