Predictably, not everyone was thrilled when Shenmue 3 was introduced as an Epic Games Store unique on PC (he says, underplaying it wildly). The main sticking level was in Shenmue 3 being a crowdfunded sport and a Steam launch being closely recommended and anticipated. Steam logos had been on advertising supplies, Steam sport keys talked about in pledge tiers, and a Shenmue 3 Steam web page has been round and up to date for a very long time. But as of final evening, when the Epic Games Store announcement was made, this instantly modified.
Whether or not you wish to use the Epic Games Store is one factor, however one other problem is the underlying belief in a developer which instantly pivots like this. And belief was shaken additional when Ys Net and Deep Silver, the writer, refused to supply individuals refunds on their Kickstarter pledges.
“This is grasping and underhanded,” one fan wrote on Kickstarter – echoing a common sentiment. “If you will not present Steam keys than you had higher supply a refund. That’s what respectable campaigns do once they drop a platform.”
“What is that this?” one other backer requested. “I’ve all my video games on Steam. I backed this with $300, I select a Steam model on the survey. And now you inform me I’ll get a freaking Epic Game key. Seriously. I’ve no phrase for this.” (Others did.)
All of that is presumably why writer Deep Silver has now clarified Shenmue 3 will come to Steam too.
How lengthy we’ll have to attend, although, Deep Silver did not say. “Shenmue 3 will probably be launched on Steam sooner or later,” is all of the up to date FAQ stated. But the standard Epic Games Store exclusivity interval is one yr so anticipate the identical right here too. It means you are unlikely to see Shenmue 3 on Steam earlier than November 2020.
Shenmue 3, bear in mind, releases on PC (Epic Games Store) and PlayStation 4 on 19th November 2019.