When Ys Net showed off the first trailer for Shenmue III on PS4 at this year’s Gamescom, the studio came under fire for putting out a trailer where the facial animations were clearly not ready for public consumption. It was a fair point being made by many, so it’s baffling that the latest development update video seems to be so, well, shoddy.
The latest development update for the Kickstarter-funded threequel gives us a look at the game’s facial animations. Does it instill confidence? No, not really. We see a developer mucking around with some old lady’s face for a minute – pulling all sorts of strange faces with the poor lady – before the video quickly ends.
If Ys Net wants to keep its loyal fanbase happy, it would do well to not take such things so lightly in future; these fans have pledged their money to the game, they want to be given confidence in their investment, not mockery.