Shenmue III for Xbox One Rumor Gets Shut Down by Deep Silver

While there was speculation for an Xbox One version, Deep Silver clarified that Shenmue III remains exclusive to PS4 and PC.

By Brandon Doerrer

June 7, 2019

ResetEra user Spaghetti recently dug around in the code for Shenmue III‘s preorder page and found references to the Xbox One, prompting speculation that the long-awaited title might be making its way to Xbox. Shenmue III publisher Deep Silver swiftly shut down this speculation on Twitter, claiming that “there is no planned version of Shenmue III for Xbox One.”

According to Windows Central, those references to the Xbox One were clearly reflected on Shenmue III‘s preorder page. A banner image at the very top of the website allowed you to choose your system and showed both PS4 and Xbox One logos. Deep Silver has since removed the Xbox One logo. That same image also featured two different versions of the game: a limited collector’s edition and a day one edition. Those too have been removed.

Given the way the two versions of the game awkwardly overlap with each other, plus the fact that GAME is listed as a retailer, it seems feasible that these, along with the Xbox One logo, were mistakenly coded into the website, and that there really are no current plans for an Xbox One version of Shenmue III. It could also be a case of information being revealed too soon. With a release date looming in the near future (and E3 around the corner), we hope to have a clearer answer in the works.

Shenmue III was originally slated for release on August 27 but has recently been delayed to November 19, 2019. Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki and Deep Silver explained that it needs more time for refinement in a message that accompanied the official delay announcement.

“Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished,” it stated. “We feel that the extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve!”

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