I represent the Shenmue community across various outlets. Please be aware that the current state of the Shenmue 3 kickstarter, despite breaking records for being funded to 2 million so quickly, is far from over.
Many click-bait articles from various places such as Kotaku and the like which work off clicks for money are claiming Sony are bankrolling Shenmue 3, that Sony is meeting the funding demands of Yu Suzuki and his small team.
This is absolutely FALSE. Do not trust these baseless claims. Yu Suzuki has now stated multiple times that the majority of funds are coming directly from the Kickstarter and the overall quality of the game hinges on it's fate.
This is just the most recent example Yu Suzuki just confirmed for us via Reddit AMA about the importance of the Kickstarter.
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