In a short statement on the Shenmue III website, publisher Deep Silver has announced that the project will be pushed back to 2019.
Following news that another of the publisher’s titles, Metro: Exodus, has been delayed until next year, the hotly anticipated Shenmue III has followed suit. The statement, which also doubles as an exercise in brevity, reads:
“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.”
Fans will be concerned at the lack of information coming out of the Shenmue III camp, with this statement acting as further proof of developmental silence from Ys Net. Shenmue I & II are to be ported to modern consoles soon, with the transition developed by d3t.