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http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/17/an-intimate-chat-with-sony-playstation-shuhei-yoshida/

So I want to switch gears a little bit. I want to talk to you about Shenmue and crowdfunding. That was announced onstage on Monday and it's at about $3 million now. So let me ask you: Why did Sony PlayStation decide to allow that crowdfunding announcement as opposed to funding it?

Ah, no, no, no. It's a very exciting project and there are lots of PlayStation fans asking for it. But it's a Sega IP and of course Suzuki Yu-san is the creator. So somehow Suzuki-san was able to work out with Sega to allow them to Kickstart the project. And because we liked the project, our third-party relations team struck a deal to help Kickstart the campaign at the E3 conference. That's great PR.


Are there other beloved cult titles we can expect to see Sony boost in terms of crowdfunding?

I don't know. Gio Corsi [director of third-party production and developer relations] is the guy working on that.

(Sony PlayStation PR: They're building a list.)

 
Is there any game that you would like to see crowdfunded so it comes back?

Well, there are many old IPs that have not seen any new games. I can't name any specific ones. But this Shenmue campaign is very successful and also [Koji] Igarashi-san'sBloodstained campaign was very, very successful. And [it] proves that there are a lot of game creators in the past and [that] there's demand for their kind of games by the current consumers. So I hope that the developers in Japan, especially who are used to making console games ... see the success of Igarashi-san's and Suzuki-san's and get encouraged to do their own.

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I want to see that list... 



 

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You know Sony, there are other ways to gauge interest than Kickstarter.



oh my god... maybe we will finally get a new LOD through this =O



My suspicion is that Sony wanted to publish shenmue 3 and buy the IP. But Suzuki didn't approved. So they went to a path which is win win both parties. As for kickstarter they are using it as free marketing. Better to use gamers money and hype instead of spending yours.



WolfpackN64 said:
You know Sony, there are other ways to gauge interest than Kickstarter.

Indiegogo?



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Everything Kickstarter has been a disappointment to me thus far, and this comes off as a bit of a low blow, but if they want to go this route, go ahead.

They might actually have what it takes to finally pull off a successful Kickstarter that is not a disappointment.



 
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daredevil.shark said:

My suspicion is that Sony wanted to publish shenmue 3 and buy the IP. But Suzuki didn't approved. So they went to a path which is win win both parties. As for kickstarter they are using it as free marketing. Better to use gamers money and hype instead of spending yours.


its better than free marketing. they are actually making money through marketing.

I dont mind kickstarter for project like Shemue that would have never happened without.

There are some IPs I would get annoyed if they tried this like Crash Bandicoot.

 

Legend of Dragoon, sure. Parrappa the Rapper, sure.

Chrono Trigger 2. nope.



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add me, the more the merrier.

Would they be willing to crowd fund games on other platforms? I hear Sony's really into giving the gamers what they want.



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Riiiidge Racer needs other's money your help, Sony.



daredevil.shark said:

My suspicion is that Sony wanted to publish shenmue 3 and buy the IP. But Suzuki didn't approved. So they went to a path which is win win both parties. As for kickstarter they are using it as free marketing. Better to use gamers money and hype instead of spending yours.


Yu Suzuki doesn't really work for Sega anymore (he's a consultant and contractor now, with his own studio Ys Net), and Sega owns the Shenmue IP. So I don't think that's what happened.



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