Famed designer Yu Suzuki has said that Sega will "probably" allow him to make a third installment to the Shenmue saga.
But Suzuki has said it’s money that is holding the game back.
Speaking at a Game Developers Conference session yesterday, Suzuki responded to an audience question asking when Shenmue 3 would be released.
"Well, I want to make Shenmue 3," he said. "About 200 people will buy it, I think," Suzuki joked.
"Probably Sega will let me make it. I think. It’s simply a problem of budget."
The Shenmue series debuted on the Dreamcast in 1999 and infamously cost Sega $70 million to developer although Suzuki says that number is closer to $47 million.
The series was quickly brought to a halt when sales of the game failed to make any profit.
A sequel appeared on the Dreamcast and much later on the Xbox but the fate of Shenmue 3 has been left up in the air since.
Company of Heroes 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, Grand Theft Auto V, Watch_Dogs, Beyond: Two Souls and Night of the Rabbit previews.Download Now!