Though the game was first shown at Sony's E3 press conference that year, it was subsequently revealed to be a crowdfunded game that would be available for PC and PlayStation 4.
A new trailer heavy on cutscenes for "Shenmue III" was revealed on Monday during the PC Gaming Show. This may be a problem for Kickstarter backers, who backed the game well before the storefront even existed.More news: Scott Brown is co-leader at the RBC Canadian Open
Unfortunately, the release of this trailer has been tainted for a lot of folks by the announcement that the PC version of Shenmue 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store.More news: Celine Dion wraps up Las Vegas residency that began 16 years ago
Some of these disgruntled backers have since requested refunds, on the grounds that they will not be receiving the product that they pre-purchased.More news: Award winning goalkeeper wants Manchester United move should David de Gea leave
The Kickstarter update (link below) is now being bombarded with comments from angry backers who are either demanding a Steam key or a complete refund. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. "The launch was previously planned for distribution on Steam, however it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option".