Shenmue Remakes Still Haven’t Been Greenlit, But They Have SEGA’s “Full Attention”

The waiting game continues.

Speaking to MCV, head of SEGA Europe, Jurgen Post, stated that the company was very much interested in remaking Shenmue 1 and 2, which were originally released back in 2000 and 2001. However, a bit of bad news: the remakes for these classic titles have not yet been greenlit.

‘”We are looking into it. It is an old IP, it is a beloved IP – and not just by consumers, but also within Sega, we have people saying that if we could do Shenmue 1 and 2 all over again, we’d definitely go for it.

“The issue is that it is a big game. It is a project from many years ago. If we are to do it, we’d want to do a fantastic conversion to the current platforms, and there are a lot of licences in the game, which were cleared many years ago, so we will need to renegotiate those contracts. We are looking into it. We haven’t given it a green light, but it has our full attention.”’

In the meantime, Shenmue III was successfully funded on Kickstarter, and is set to be released in late 2017.

Thanks, MCV.

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