If you want to play Shenmue on a current generation platform, there might be a new shining ray of hope peeking through the clouds, as Sega Europe appears to have registered the shenmuehd.com domain.
The domain actually appears to have been registered in September 2016, and it seems to match with the fact that Sega mentioned in the past the will to explore ways to re-release the classic game.
That said, it’s important to mention that a domain registration is in no shape or form a final confirmation that an HD remaster or remake of Shenmue is coming. It could very well be a preemptive move while the company explores the possibility.
In the meanwhile, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki is still at work on Shenmue III independently from Sega, and just recently shared some new screenshots.
If the new domain is indeed an indication of an incoming HD remaster, it’d be interesting to see if it might be released before the third chapter of the saga, that is scheduled to launch on PS4 and PC in December 2017.
In the meanwhile, all we can do is crossing our fingers until more information surfaces.