Sega is 'investigating' a 'Shenmue' HD remaster
Shenmue followers might have some vital bulletins to sit up for from Sega if all goes properly. The corporate, when responding to a current fan query about potential HD remasters of the Dreamcast’s seminal 1999 position-enjoying recreation Shenmue and its 2001 sequel, expressed that it is “presently investigating” the thought.
Sega group supervisor Dan Sheridan addressed the query in a video, explaining that the corporate would “like to launch” HD ports of Shenmue and Shenmue 2 “tomorrow,” however that it isn’t so simple as porting the video games over to present platforms. “With video games as immersive as Shenmue 1 and 2 there are additional problems from licensed merchandise that have been included within the unique video games.”
With quite a lot of promotional tie-ins and gadgets that have been altered for each North American and European releases, it is easy to see why this may trigger a problem so far as licensing goes. That does not make it any much less irritating, however on the very least it isn’t out of the realm of risk.
In fact, with Shenmue three on the horizon by means of collection creator Yu Suzuki and a Kickstarter having raised a cool $6.three million, the thought of HD ports is not so daft by any means, licensing points or not. The demand is clearly there. Sega simply has to determine a approach to make it occur.