Deep Silver, the publisher of the Kickstarted Shenmue III, has announced today that Shenmue III will not be releasing this year. The publisher released a really, really short statement over on its website that reads as follows:
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.
Very short update indeed. Let’s be honest, though – we all saw this coming, right? There was very little chance that Shenmue III would be released this year. We’ve barely seen anything of the game, so to expect it to go from zero-to-release within the next six months was a bit of a stretch. Still, that gives us all time to enjoy the HD releases of Shenmue 1 and 2.