Is there hope for Shenmue III yet? Series creator Yu Suzuki told French journalist Sebastien-Abdelhamid in a recent interview that he is considering using crowdfunding to finance the long awaited final entry in the series.
“Yu Suzuki said he is considering crowdfunding like Kickstarter to fund Shenmue III,” Abdelhamid wrote on his twitter page.
He apparently also said he wants to expand the story through anime or manga.
If this happens, it's extremely likely that the game will be funded willingly by fans who have long awaited a conclusion to the story. Whether it's actually a feasible idea for a such an undertaking remains to be seen.