The Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 is now over and done with, raising a total of $6,333,296 making it the most funded video game on Kickstarter, beating Bloodstained which raised $5,545,991.
The story of Shenmue 3's Kickstarter quickly went from excitement
To seeing funding almost completely come to a halt as news spread about Sony be involved with financing the game where daily rates dropped to as low as $10 thousand and barely looked like the game would make $4 million, let alone the $10 million Yu Suzuki said he'd need. But despite all of that in its last day, it went on to raise nearly $950,000. So Shenmue 3 will be a reality in some form but it's hard to say what will happen from here. Star Citizen only raised $2.1 million during its Kickstarter back in October 2012 and as of writing has raised $85 million so it'll be interesting if Ys Net plans to open up additional funding in this same way.