Sega’s re-lit the flame for those hoping for a sequel to 2002’s Dreamcast and Xbox release Shenmue II. A recent CVG article asking its subscribers whether or not they’d purchase a copy of Shenmue III, were it to be made, attracted the attention of Sega.
“While at present we have no plans for the franchise [on next-gen consoles], the response to CVG’s question has certainly shown the Shenmue legacy ignites a lot of passion among fans,” Sega told CVG. “Never say never…”
Sega’s said in the past that they want to make a third Shenmue, but are worried about sales. They’d be happy to do it if someone were to endorse them for development, in return for console exclusivity, we’re assuming. Microsoft or Sony: jump at that.