In the mist of the interview, of which we’ve been covering today, one franchise in particular had been brought up. Shenmue.
Okamura spoke about Shenmue 3, mentioning that SEGA has been following the game’s progress and even supporting it:
Development of “Shenmue 3” seems backed by SCE. But “Shenmue” is still a Sega IP, do you have considered any support initiative of the sort?
Certainly “Shenmue” is a very important IP, as well for SEGA, it is a title that has affected a lot of games. In a closed world, you can go anywhere, it can be anything, and It was a pioneer the open-world genre. Yu Suzuki san has a strong desire to create a “Shenmue 3” game. He will be able to crate the game people have been waiting for. Of course, even now SEGA has a lot of contact with Yu Suzuki. We have continued to support “Shenmue 3” too.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.