Shenmue 3 backers getting on-disc option for PlayStation 4 version

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Digital releases of games might be getting more popular, but there are always going to be people who prefer having something they can actually put their hands on, especially when the game in question is something that fans have been waiting on for years.

Until now, there have been three options for how Shenmue 3 backers at the $60 level would receive their copy of the game once it is finished: a physical disc for the PC version of the game, or digital copies for either the PC or PlayStation 4 versions.

On Friday, another option was announced to backers in an update on the game’s Kickstarter page. The PlayStation 4 Physical Copy Reward is now available to backers at the $60 level, alongside the previous three options.

Once the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3 is completed, a survey will be sent to backers, letting them choose how they would like to receive their copy of the game. “Backers who have pledged for a PC Physical Copy will not need to adjust their rewards if they would prefer a PS4 physical copy instead,” the update reads.

Currently, the Shenmue 3 campaign is supported by over 50,000 backers who have pledged more than $4.3 million so far. There are still 11 days left to back the campaign, which will wrap up on July 17.

While the amount the game has raised so far is nothing to sneeze at, it hasn’t reached the $10 million mark that Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has said is necessary to fulfill his full vision for the game, including A “much larger, completely open world.” The campaign is nearing the $5 million mark, at which point a “completely new gameplay feature” will be added.

No matter how much funding the project secures, it’s beginning to look like Shenmue 3 will be a return to form. Last week we reported that Corey Marshall, who voiced the main character Ryo Hazuki in the North American and European versions of the original games, has signed on to lend his voice to Shenmue 3.


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