Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

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Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Ziming » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:31 pm

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/201 ... ame-scope/

It’s no secret by now that one of Sony’s big E3 “megatons” was the announcement of Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter drive for the PlayStation 4. With PlayStation LifeStyle scheduled to have a quick sit down with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida at E3, we, of course, just had to ask about it.

In our quick video chat with Yoshida, we asked about using Kickstarter to gauge fan interest in games in the future once again. Yoshida gave Harmonix’s Amplitude as an example of how Sony is handling Kickstarter for games. In addition to that, he mentioned that Suzuki is “flexible” in terms of Shenmue 3’s scope, and that he himself contributed $29 to the game’s Kickstarter drive.

So, the Shenmue 3 (Kickstarter) is the same way (as Amplitude). You know, they are passionate fans – a larger number of fans than Amplitude was – but it takes more money to produce a new Shenmue than a new Amplitude. So, it’s not a SEGA project. SEGA owns the IP, but it’s Yu Suzuki-san studio’s project, and his company is a very small indie studio. So he was exploring how to make Shenmue 3 because he wanted to continue the story and there are lots of fans, like in the video, kept asking him “where’s Shenmue 3?” So SCEA third-party department was able to agree with Suzuki-san and SEGA, so if the Kickstarter campaign is successful, then we know SCE third-party group will support in many different ways, including some funding.So, in order to make the Kickstarter successful, we decided to put the announcement in the press conference, because lots of people watch it. And then, it’s now successful, so it’s happening.

Suzuki-san, I think he’s being flexible in terms of the scope of the project. Depending on the funding, he will decide what will be Shenmue 3.That’s his message in the video – what game it will become depends on supporters – I supported it as well. I paid $29. [Laughs]

In related news, Yu Suzuki confirmed that Sony and Shibuya Productions won’t see a “single cent” of the Kickstarter money the game has collected so far (now at over $3.6 million with 22 days left in its campaign).

Stay tuned to our short video chat with Yoshida set to be published tomorrow.

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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Truck_1_0_1_ » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:39 pm

Cheapskate... :evil:

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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Himuro » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:43 pm

It is indeed cheap, but better cheap than not giving anything! \:D/

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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Jackie Fhan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Well.... from what I can gather from this...

Even Shu is holding out for the PS4 disc edition to be put up on KS>
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Peter » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:57 pm

Every little helps...
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby NeoShredder » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:04 pm

Polygon headline: SONY BOSS CONFIRMS DIRECT FUNDING OF SHENMUE III
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Hyo Razuki » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:07 pm

What a cheap... I really have to watch my language. :oops: :P Well, better than nothing, I guess.
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby BlueMue » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:12 pm

It's good to see this happen but yeah, just $29 is really cheap from such a wealthy guy.
Oh well at least it spares us the negative news that would happen if it was a large sum. :lol:
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Jackie Fhan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:13 pm

In all seriousness, he probably easily clears 300,000 dollars a year. He probably doesn't know how to donate to a game since he has been playing all the ps games for free for so many years ;)
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby NismoZZzz » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:16 pm

He's probably not a fan and just wanted to show support. That's like me giving $300 to a game I don't care about. Over 26,000 chose this route so I'm sure some just don't care and want to show a little support. Nothing more.
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Jackie Fhan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:19 pm

NismoZZzz wrote: He's probably not a fan and just wanted to show support. That's like me giving $300 to a game I don't care about. Over 26,000 chose this route so I'm sure some just don't care and want to show a little support. Nothing more.

300 to him is probably like 3 cents to me though
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Riku Rose » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:26 pm

Yoshisa is a massive joker, leading up to E3 he was RT'ing fake rumuors. I seriously doubt it was just $29 and I'm sure if we see a video of him saying it you'll see from the way he says it it's clearly a joke.

Just watch this video from 28:30 and you'll see how he just jokes about in interviews:


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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby sand4fish » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:33 pm

I actually appreciate the gesture. It might be even more than some fans are willing to chip in right now (those that can).
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Jeff » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:38 pm

Even worse, on twitter a guy said he pulled his donation because he changed his mind. I gave him my thoughts on that, Indian giver. You make a pledge you stand by it. Otherwise if you don't stand by your word you're a cockroach.
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Re: Shuhei Yoshida Contributed $29 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

Postby Jackie Fhan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:39 pm

Yeah, I can't really say anyone should give or give more. Each person relaly has their own life and things to do.
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