Originally posted on OpenCritic:
For those waiting on the next chapter in the Shenmue legend, you’re going to be waiting a bit longer as it was announced today that the game will be slipping into 2019. To be honest, if it means a better game at launch, we’re all for it. We’ve waited this long.
The Kickstarter page has all the details, and a statement:
“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.”
Comment by Yu Suzuki:
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.We cannot thank you enough for your enduring support.