Returning to the limelight after a really long time, it looks like Shenmue is here to stay. According to the creators of the upcoming game, Shenmue 3 won’t be the end of the story.
Speaking to Red Bull, Yu Suzuki revealed that the story is going to continue, it won’t end with the latest installment. Although some may have wanted closure and a proper end, it looks like devs have other plans.
I’m afraid that the story will not be concluded with Shenmue 3. After thinking it through, we decided that forcing a conclusion in Shenmue 3 would only make the story feel rushed, and compromise the game as a whole.
So are we going to see another game anytime soon? Well, Suzuki didn’t say but what he did say that he will continue making games in the next five years.
In five years’ time, I think I will [still] be making games. As for Ryo? I am anxious to hear where the fans think he will end up.
If the story isn’t ending with this game, we would definitely get another installment if devs choose to make it. It took a long time for us to see Shenmue 3, hopefully Shenmue 4 won’t take so long.
Shenmue 3 is expected to release in 2017.