Shenmue Three delayed… once more

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In information that received’t shock anybody, a studio delayed a video game, once more.

Today it’s Shenmue 3, which writer Deep Silver meant to launch on August 27. Instead, the corporate is pushing its launch to Nov. 19, 2019.

Developer Ys Net and director Yu Suzuki introduced the delay on the game’s Kickstarter page, saying: “While almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished. We feel that extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve! We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Deep Silver introduced Shenmue Three at E3 in 2015 via a Kickstarter campaign. The studio exceeded its $2 million objective at $7.1 million, backed by greater than 81,000 pledges.

Deep Silver delayed Shenmue 3 for the first time in June 2017, pushing the date to the second half of 2018 and a second time in May 2018. In August 2018, the corporate revealed the August 27 launch date, making this the game’s third delay. While it’s a very long time to attend for a game, it’s encouraging to see Ys Net and Deep Silver decide to sprucing the collection’ third entry.

Shenmue Three launches Nov. 19, 2019 for PC and PS4. Here’s what editor Alex thought of the first two entries.