Games That Will Definitely Get Delayed in 2019
If there’s one thing we continue to learn in the video games industry, it’s that Kickstarter campaigns for games seldom go down all that well. Sure, Shenmue III may have blasted through its initial funding target of $2 million in eight hours, but that’s not a guarantee for success.
After all, we only need look at the likes of Mighty No. 9’s poor reception, and the never-ending development of Star Citizen to see that things don’t always go the way developers had intended.
It’s not just that Shenmue III is coming via Kickstarter that has us questioning its 2019 release date, but the fact that we haven’t actually seen a whole lot of the game since the trailer shared alongside its Aug. 27 release date back at Gamescom 2018.
While we hope we’re wrong and we’ll be happily playing through the next chapter of Ryu’s story come August, we can’t help shake that feeling that the combined factors of Kickstarter development, the lack of gameplay footage, and no doubt lofty expectations for the game have another idea.
It may not be the perfect outcome, but to quote the ever-wise Shigeru Miyamoto, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”