Shenmue 3 KickStarter project is now finished
Now what do we do?
It has been confirmed by (Ys net) that “Paypal donations” will be available in the coming future to help with further development costs. Keep your eyes & ear’s alert for possible news when this will be happening…
Also we are now fighting new campaign in order for Sega to release Shenmue HD for PC and console’s. Please remember on the 3rd of August to tweet out the new twitter hash-tag :
Now Let’s get back Shenmue further donations in the coming future.
Shenmue 3 KickStarter project: Ended with $6.3 million in donations which leave’s $3.7 Million left for Shenmue 3 required goal of “$10 million for the ultimate Shenmue 3 experience”.
Not entirely sure how “Ys net” will be going about “PayPal donations” in the future or how this will help in development, but if it was anything like the reward system during the “Shenmue 3 KickStarter Project” now they have new chance to “iron-out” the flaws that cropped-up during KickStarter and maybe work around this with new “reward tier’s” which you might need to check out on there “official Shenmue 3 website” or possibly an “app” it is 2015 after all.
I speak for all fan’s and the community who would be more than willing to donate more money to help get the vision Yu Suzuki-san would like for Shenmue 3 project and the scope that he desire’s but in order to achieve his goal’s we need to keep on donating… Obviously once they have “ironed-out” how they want to go about it of course.
Looking back at the Shenmue 3 KickStarter project: There were few problem’s that could of been addressed but for what ever reason were over looked, seeing how hyped and busy everyone was, there were bound to be problem’s and issue’s that would happen.
One: I would like to point out is the physical copy for Shenmue 3 for PC and PS4. It was not made clear at the start of the campaign if a physical copy of the game would be available on purchase from a game store: It turns out you would need to make “KickStarter Donation” minimum of $100 for a physical copy of Shenmue 3.
If this was made more public from the start it might of made a huge difference in donations during the Shenmue 3 KickStarter campaign.
Sadly allot of people thought that it might be possible to buy Shenmue 3 physical copy after release; Out of all honesty I am not 100% this will happen, but it’s good possibility it might, those who did make “pledge / donation” you get early access to the game anyway let’s hope in the coming future this will be made more clearer how this going to happen.
Also the timing of the KickStarter and the announcement of Shenmue 3 caught everyone by surprise – “me included” and due to other responsibilities financially, I could not pledge as much as I would like. There were 30 days to make donation – What I am trying to say is; if there was little more warning before hand or maybe another future Shenmue 3 KickStarter project, I could put some money aside to help fund the development costs maybe even break-out piggybank like “Fuku-San” did to help Ryo Hazuki buy his Hong Kong Ticket.
I am not entirely sure it’s possible or if it would make any difference if we offered more money for the future development of Shenmue 3. Seeing as it’s all ready begun development. I do think what would be cool idea if Yu Suzuki set-out new desired “stretch-goals” which might be needed to improve certain aspects of the game offer more rewards.
I am sure they are working and planning all this right now. We have just got to be patient for the time being. I would not be surprised if they decided to re-boot another “Shenmue 3 KickStarter project for Shenmue 3” seeing as it was huge success and breaking many records while it was active during them 30 days.
Out of all honesty having two method’s to help fund the remaining development costs might not be such bad idea even though little confusing but don’t worry at Shenmue500K and partner site’s we will do our best promote and get the message out there.
Remember allot what I said is all just speculation for the time being but it’s still in the realm of possibility.