Some 'Shenmue III' backers gained't get their rewards in any case

Some 'Shenmue III' backers won't get their rewards after all

After breaking data with their Shenmue three Kickstarter marketing campaign, the builders at Ys Internet are taking an… fascinating stance towards followers of the venture. You see, because of the wildly profitable crowdfunding marketing campaign for an additional entry within the cult basic franchise, not everybody who needed to get in on the motion was capable of earlier than it ended. So Ys opened up a “slacker backer” interval the place people might pledge their help (and dollars) by way of Paypal, including to the $6 million already promised to the builders from Kickstarter backers. All good, proper?

Nicely in order to not anger the parents who acquired in earlier than the unique marketing campaign deadline, the developer carried out a ballot to see if the “slackers” ought to have entry to the beforehand promised rewards. The outcomes are in.

Regardless of a majority of respondents saying they needed the Kickstarter unique rewards (four,670 responded within the affirmative, 6,432 might take it or depart it and four,009 stated to maintain the rewards unique), the developer has gone with the smallest vote right here. Positive, that is sensible. Ys’ official reasoning:

“Contemplating the robust response from these of you who felt that the unique rewards ought to stay unique for the Kickstarter, these unique rewards won’t be made obtainable on the PayPal web page as initially promised.”

On one hand, this is to a online game firm truly sustaining the integrity of the phrase “unique” for as soon as. However on the opposite, the PayPal backers have been initially promised entry to these things — like a bodily copy of the sport for PlayStation four. It is fairly excremental of Ys to disclaim them that even after ballot outcomes indicated that backers largely can be high-quality with providing the rewards to people who have been late to the social gathering, although. However hey, worse issues have occurred to individuals who’ve backed a recreation on Kickstarter earlier than.