View Full Version : Yu Suzuki Bigs Up Revolution And Shenmue Online

November 3rd, 2005, 22:29
Sega games guru Yu Suzuki has gone on record in an interview with Japan's Dorimaga to clarify some of the confusion surround the direction of his project Shenmue Online and also share further thoughts on next-gen consoles.
As we reported the other day, Suzuki-san appears to be having a bet each way with regard to the Xbox 360 and the PS3, reinforcing his praise of the PS3s technical potential while also bigging up the ease of development on 360. However, Suzuki-san now lavishes a fair amount of praise on Nintendo's Revolution too, saying: "It resets the game experience."

Responding to recent allegations of a development freeze or potential canning of Shenmue Online, Suzuki-san was bullish: "Reports of a halt in development are completely unfounded. We have daily meetings and are currently working hard on the game's development." Shenmue Online is currently pegged for release next year over in the east, although it appears doubtful we'll see the online version of the Dreamcast classic any time soon over here in the west.
Suzuki-san also revealed that his current arcade outing Psy-Phi, will be a kind of dodgeball-style sci-fi offering. We await a first look with interest but Suziki-san also tantalisingly hinted that he may move into next-gen development as part of Sega's AM Plus division.

November 30th, 2005, 00:27
This is the best news I've heard in a long while.

Not looking like we'll ever find out what happens to Dyo after hes in that cave though... I mean how could it work in an online game?