Reached out to a representative at Deep Silver and Yu Suzuki and asked them how they came about making Shenmue 3 “Epic Game Store Exclusive” here is what they had to say on the matter?
How did you come to the decision to make Shenmue 3 a Epic game store exclusive and not just leave the game on Steam?
It was just about the money… I have worked hard for about 4 years on Shenmue 3 all I had during that time was nagging fans their complaints I was starting to feel how George Lucas felt when it came to Star Wars and there fan base. I just wanted to retire in peace drinking whiskey driving around in Ferrari maybe smoke the odd Cuban Cigar.
I concur with Yu Suzuki it was all about the money, it’s not like we haven’t done anything like this in the passed we love pissing the fan bases off screwing them over just look all that free media and PR. Useful idiots Shenmue fans are no exception.
But you should think of the fans you have responsibility to over 70K Backers! Do you not feel like you have stabbed them in the back by doing a bait and switch?
Far as I am concerned we just stated the game was coming to PC and not which platform it was coming too, we have kept our end of the bargain. However we did create Steam Page not my fault Steam allows such practices. We took full advantage of it, however even I have to admit probably would have been better on Steam considering the Ports are on that platform; you got to admit Sega really did poor job on the Shenmue Ports – I am still feeling bitter over that how they handled them.
As you know you we are all about the money fuck Steam 30% revenue take away. We are way better off getting better return on Epic; having said that Shenmue would appeal to niche market and loyal fans which were expecting Steam keys but what can you do.
So let me get this right, you more than happy to screw over loyal fan base those who expecting it coming to Steam because it was all about the money?
Do I have to repeat myself…. Yeah just about the money no chance Shenmue 4 happening I am too old for that I would rather retire in peace on high done my bit for the fans why should I not make return on a hard earned investment Deep Silver say the same thing.
Yeah just about the money.
So there you go, heard it all from the Creator and the Publisher behind Shenmue 3 that it was just about making few extra bucks but you got to love Satire.
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