Is Shenmue 3 coming to Xbox One?

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Phil Spencer, who has just taken the reins at Microsoft’s Xbox division and has been talking on Twitter about Shenmue. Could… could it be? Should we dare to dream?

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No.

In response to the endless fan campaigns to get a definitive ending to the Shenmue series – which was left unresolved after Shenmue 2 on the Dreamcast (and original Xbox) way back in 2001, Spencer had this to say:

So you’re saying there’s a chance, right Phil? Please?

The series was a Big Deal for a number of reasons. Developed by legendary Sega designer Yu Suzuku, and with a focus on building a detailed environment and storytelling, we may not have the sandbox games we have today without it.

Sadly though, it appears that Microsoft still aren’t interested in helping Ryo avenge the death of his father.

James O’Malley