During his GDC 2011 panel, Shenmue
creator Yu Suzuki said "I think Sega will let me make it," referring to the long-awaited Shenmue 3
. However, it's not a guarantee. He couched the discussion by saying it's contingent on budget issues -- by the way, Suzuki said that Shenmue
cost $47 million to make, not the patently ridiculous $70 million Sega quoted -- and that he basically could only be sure that 200 people (the people in the room) would buy it.
So it probably won't amount to anything. But Yu Suzuki just sustained our hopes of continued Shenmue