Deep Silver removes Xbox One references from Shenmue III site

What you need to know

  • Shenmue III was listed for preorder for Xbox One on the game's website.
  • This listing was pulled, but images still remained in the website's directory.
  • A lot of users noticed this on ResetEra and other platforms.
  • An official announcement of the Xbox One port may be coming at E3 2019.

Updated June 7, 2019: The Xbox One logo has been removed from the preorder page and Deep Silver says the listing was an error. There is no planned version of Shenmue III on Xbox One at the moment.

Shenmue III has been in development for quite some time, and the game keeps on getting delayed. It was supposed to launch in August 2019, but has now been pushed back to November. When Shenmue III was first revealed, the game was publicized as a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive. New information — from the game's website — suggests that it's also coming to Xbox One.

Today, the Shenmue III preorder page briefly changed to allow for an Xbox One preorder. Numerous gamers across Facebook, ResetEra, and Twitter managed to capture screenshots. You can take a look at one of them below.

As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation. The image can still be seen in the website's directory. Unless this is some elaborate hoax by hackers, or an honest mistake by the website creator, it seems that Shenmue III is on its way to Xbox One.

The game continues the story of revenge and supernatural forces. This time around it looks like there's a greater focus on the relationship between the characters. It also seems like Ryo Hazuki is going to be able to take on Lan Di after all this time. Hopefully Shenmue III will be a polished experience when it launches next year. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the game. However, don't expect it to be the definitive, concluding chapter in the saga. Yu Suzuki plans on making more Shenmue games down the line.

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10 Comments
  • Would be really sucky for Kickstarter backers if it's true since you could only choose between PS4 and PC copies there.
  • Not really. They can do the same as toe jam and Earl Kickstarter and let backers change chosen platform.
  • Best news I heard today.
    I don't care if this is a good or bad get, I just want the story continue, and hopefully end (I don't think Shenmue could have IV no matter what).
  • So do I! I'll get it day 1 if that's true!
  • I would love this since I already have the first two on the Xbox.
  • Nice. I knew buying the first 2 on xbox one would pay off. Hopefully it's true. I just can't see how this game could be on ps4 and not xbox. I was happy that we got a PC option at least.
  • Bought the PC version but if it comes to Xbox then I'm changing easier to have the complete collection on one system.
  • I think there's some sort of mistake on Deep Silver's part. Shenmue 3 was never announced for the Xbox One. It was not part of the Kickstarter, it was not one of the announced platforms and it was never part of the offering. Even Phil Spencer stated that Shenmue 3 was heavily requested by Xbox One owners, but nothing came of it. It's coming to PC and PS4 only, unless Deep Silver and MS have some sort of E3 2019 surprise going on here.
  • I think this has to be a mistake. I made be incorrect but I thought I remember reading that Sony was providing some financial or marketing support for Shenmue III.
  • These kind of moves are always crappy. Smells like the kind of thing Epic would do. Lately nobody honors their commitments. Anything goes.