Shenmue III Creator Yu Suzuki Talks Virtual Reality, Assets and His Involvement in Programing

on June 20, 2015 6:48 PM

Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has been working on the massively popular Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III, and he gave some more interesting information during the final moments of an AMA on Reddit this morning.

Suzuki-san has no plans for virtual reality for now, but he loves the idea, so you never know:

“Right now, there are no plans for a vr system compatibility, but I love the idea of using it to peer into the world of Shenmue.”

Asked whether he will use assets from the first two games, he responded positively:

“The assets from 1 & 2 will get a lot of use.”

If you’re wondering whether Suzuki-san still works on programming himself, the answer is yes:

“I still write algorithms, logic verification, and make simple prototypes.”

If you want to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, you can do so here. At the moment of this writing, the game has received $3,443,630 in pledges, and is quite close to unlocking the skill tree stretch goal.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.