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Here's a comparison video of the versions. I've only ever played the xbox version.
I expect them to use the dreamcast originals as dreamcast to PC emulators are available so they can use them as a starting point.
Original Xbox to Xbox one port are not all that easy. (There are relatively small number of original Xbox games with backward compatible and some are broken https://www.destructoid.com/more-than-three-months-later-the-master-chief-collection-still-doesn-t-work-288092.phtml ). That will also probably want to maintain consistency across the two games.
But there is no Shenmue 1 for Xbox, so what will be done there?
Xbox version of Shmue 2 also does not have any shadows on characters.
Personally I think they will make a pseudo-Dreamcast emulator shell and port/tweak the Dreamcast version of both games.
@Josh - Yes.
The OG Xbox is architecturally closer to what we have now, as opposed to the DC. Shenmue IIx also has improvements worked in on an engine level like stencil shadows, bloom, motion blur, and proper texture filtering/mipmaps, plus other bonuses like higher resolution textures and an increased polycount on Ryo. It's a superior* version of the game that's easier to port, and likely the one being used for Shenmue I & II.
*technologically speaking. The bloom and motion blur are excessive but I wouldn't be surprised if their implementation is reassessed and toned down for the rerelease, and will probably include an option to turn it off entirely. At the very least, someone will figure out how to turn it off/tone it down in the PC version through modding.
I have a feeling that maybe the conversion from Xbox to modern consoles may be easier than DC.
I'd say Dreamcast Xbox used way to much bloom effect and transparent objects had to be omitted also the controlls on arcade games was analogue only which pretty much broke space harrier
And what would make you choose that, Josh?
@Dillon - I reckon it will probably be the Xbox version.
I wonder if it will be the xbox or dreamcast shenmue. Both had different visuals and features.
If im not mistaken Shenmue 2 had a similar feature right? Which allowed you to play unlocked content on disc 4 ... Street fights, arcade games ...?
Or am I mistaken?
Yeah, I would have thought so, Josh, perhaps accessible through an option on the main menu and gradually unlockable throughout the game.
I wonder if the Shenmue 1 HD remaster will have an equivalent of the Passport disc. 🤔
I need to start thinking of my message for the guest book.
The coldest, rottenest, moldiest revenge ever served. The Klingons will be proud.
It’s a good thing revenge is a dish best served cold because if it is not now It will be by the time it arrives.
I will have my revenge.
AVENGE OUR FATHERS ON FATHER'S DAY!!
Ya know, that's very deep...
Life is a survey in general. Always filling in information. 🤔
I had a survey once, but I took it for granted, so it left me... :/
I want a survey :'(
Just got the survey and sent it in. It was the most amazing experience of my life.
@Josh - Even after submitting the survey you may still be able to alter your address. Hopefully you don't move between the point where surveys are closed and the game releases.
And yes, it's a test using a small sample size of backers so they can tweak the system and compile an FAQ for when the surveys go out widely.
@Dillon - I'm sure you've read it by now, but the update makes clear this isn't an announcement of an announcement. Random backers are getting their surveys so a dry run of the system can be performed. If you look in the right places you can find screenshots and information about what's contained in the survey, plus stuff like the ability to add-on to your pledge if you want, and some details on minimum PC specs too.
Do you know which is the hightest upgrade I can do??
I wonder who the lucky ones will be that get the limited edition surveys?
my friend received and completed the survey !
@Peter Kadlec you gave money to a Japanese company using a US website. They know nothing of your European rights, regulations and taxes.
@Josh we still probably have another year until release, I'm sure you will be able to change it before then if your moving.
So an announcement to announce that they are sending a survey soon. It has been a long time running but should signify (hopefully) that the game is nearing completion.
I wonder why that is?? A test of somewhat or.. ?
But it says the surveys are going out to a random few backers. Wonder how many that actually means....
Only thing im worried about is I may be changing homes in the next year or so ... so dont know what to do regarding the shipping address 🤔
@Dillon, you didn't receive the e-mail from KS? There's a new update here.
where did you hear about the surveys? This is big news if true!
Hey Marwa hope you are well. I check In from time to time but then leave when I see all the crying/hating on Yu Suzuki.
I wonder how many surveys they send me.. I've sent money their way using different email addresses both here and on that paypal page.
Welcome back! it's been a while since I've seen you commenting here
@Malin I doubt it. I am hearing people can upgrade pledges on the survey apparently.
Hi! i have a question i backed the kickstarter with 12 dollars and used the slacker backer paypal for 29 dollars for the digital game. Do you think i could collapse the two into one and get the physical version?
@Peter - Then i guess no rewards for you then ...? 🤗
@Michele - I would say it's unlikely SEGA included such a clause, but even then the licencing agreement would pre-date SEGA starting to use Denuvo in their PC releases anyway.
I know SEGA is not the publisher here, but maybe there was a clause upon grant the license. Let's hope it is as you say.
@Michele - SEGA isn't publishing Shenmue III on PC, Deep Silver/THQ Nordic are. Obviously can't 100% confirm that means no Denuvo, but out of their upcoming games of Metro Exodus, Wreckfest, and Darksiders III, none of them are listed as having Denuvo DRM.
Dillon has a man crush on Trump, but he is still unsure of his sexuality so he hides the crush by hating on Trump instead.
It is ok Dillon, we won't think less of you of you out yourself. :-)
Dear Ys Net support,
since May 25th you arent allowed anymore to bypass personal data to third parties without the permission of the users. I will kindly support you on any questions you have via Kickstarter, but i dont agree to transfer my personal data to a third party company. That problem was also already solved at a different campaign that way.
You're gonna have to change your answer to the surveys question, it seems
After the recent SEGA fiasco with drm (Sonic Mania and now Yakuza 0), should we expect Denuvo on the pc version of Shenmue 3?
@Josh you lucked out because there wasn't many surprises.