Shenmue 3: Xbox One exclusive ‘not likely’
New head of Xbox Phil Spencer has already rattled the Shenmue cage, after telling Polygon that the biggest request he hears from gamers is to bring back Shenmue.
Spencer is now having to temper expectation, jumping on Twitter to try and calm the Shenmue collective.
“There is just no winning in answering Shenmue questions,” joked Spencer. “I’m not likely to have one of our first party studios build Shenmue.”
It seems we are no closer to seeing Shenmue 3 released, despite Spencer confirming that he would “welcome Shenmue on XBOX.” All is not lost of course, this simply means that Spencer wouldn’t have it as “something our first party is going to build,” which is to say, it won’t be a Microsoft exclusive. Instead, he’d rather have Microsoft “focusing on [its] own franchises.”
There’s still hope Sega might kickstart development… we can dream, right?