Epic Games will fund Shenmue 3 Refunds

After Ys Net, the developers behind Shenmue 3 announced that the game would be a timed-exclusive game that will be available first on the Epic Games Store, a lot of the Kickstarter backers of the game were not pleased.

In response to that, Ys Net took their time and decided to refund the money should you choose to do so or you could also change it from PC to PS4 or even choose to get a Steam Key additionally a year later when it launches on Steam. While this would have set them back financially, Epic Games decided to help them out.


Tim Sweeny on Twitter has confirmed that Epic Games will be helping out Ys Net and will fund all of the refunds for the Kickstarter Backers. They want to do this so that the refunds don’t reduce Ys Net’s development funding.


Furthermore, he also stated that in the future when games go Epic- exclusive after offering crowdfunded rewards on other PC platforms, Epic Games will ensure either Key Availablity at said store in advance or guarantee refunds when the exclusivity is announced.

Epic Games is really going all in with the Exclusivity deals and throwing around a lot of money to make sure that developers aren’t getting screwed over.  They’re going all in for the developers but how they manage to win over the PC audience is yet to be seen.

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Shenmue III two new screenshots; ‘extensive’ trailer set for MAGIC 2019

Ys Net has released two new screenshots of Shenmue III.

Additionally, during today’s pre-MAGIC 2019 press conference, event organizer Cedric Biscay confirmed that a Shenmue III-dedicated presentation will be held at MAGIC 2019 in Monaco on March 9, where an “extensive” new trailer will be shown. A few select attendees will also be able to see an exclusive gameplay segment. A Magic Monaco 2019-exclusive Shenmue III will also be sold at the event.

Shenmue III is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27.

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