Shenmue series director Yu Suzuki has announced that he has no plans to make number 4 for the series. However, he noted that if No. 4 is to be made, it will be more available to new players.
Suzuki talked a lot in recent interviews. From the new anime based on Shenmo anime to the number 3 of this series were discussed in this interview. He announced that Shenmo 3 was originally made for fans. For this reason, the main focus of the creator was on what these people wanted from the game. That's why Shenmo 3 was originally a Kick Starter. Kickstarter means that the idea of a game or project is put forward and then people deposit money into the developers' accounts. The project will begin once the money is enough.
Suzuki said he was pleased with the performance because Shenmo 3 was made for fans. Because people who have experienced these games in the past also enjoyed number 3. The problem, however, is that because the focus of No. 3 was on the fans, people who were experiencing the series for the first time did not enjoy it. In principle, for many cases you needed the previous information that was in the previous titles.
The action element in Shenmo is not great, but it is there for the thrill.
Also, Suzuki announced that it does not have a specific plan for making No. 4. However, he is very eager to build it. Of course, he has said in the past that he believes that Shenmo 4 will be made. It is unclear when this will happen. He stated that he generally pays a lot of attention to the fans. However, due to the conditions of the manufacturer, he should also think about selling. For this reason, issue 4 will definitely make this game better for beginners.
The game will be made. Shenmo 3 was released in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PC. This game did not start well and did not sell much. For this reason, it could not attract the attention of the gaming world. Shenmo series is in the role-playing style and has many fans. However, No. 3 only received the support of the fans, and the problem was here.
Now, considering the performance of Shenmo 3, the developer must consider a new strategy for the future of these titles. However, by making number 4, fans of this game will definitely welcome it.