It’s official! Sony has launched a Kickstarter for one of the most anticipated games of all time, and it looks like it’s going to rake in quite a bit of cash.
After being announced at E3 2015, the game is now responsible for the fastest ever Kickstarter to surpass $1 million – with the current amount pledged standing at $1.8 million with over 20,000 backers.
There is no doubt that it will reach its $2 million goal, meaning production can be under way more-or-less instantly – and we imagine funding won’t stop there. Gaming fans around the world have been waiting over 14 years for the long-awaited sequel, and a collective squeal could be heard around the world when it was announced by Yu Suzuki.
On Kickstarter, the iconic creator of Shenmue said:
We are balancing our ambitions for a grand sequel with the pragmatic realities of developing a game of this scale. It will not be easy, but I have dreamed of making this sequel for 14 years—it is time to bring Shenmue back!
And with that said, it’s time to revive my Sega Dreamcast…