Shenmue III Will Eat 100GB of Storage When It Drops in 2019


Ever since Shenmue III was introduced three years in the past, followers of the sport franchise have eagerly awaited the conclusion to a narrative trilogy that first debuted on the Dreamcast practically 20 years in the past. Now the developer has revealed the record of minimal system necessities for the title. One requirement, specifically, stands out — a minimal 100GB of storage for what’s anticipated to be a comparatively svelte sport. Listed here are the necessities as an entire:

OS: Home windows 7, eight, or 10 (64-bit required).
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 (three.4GHz) or higher, quad-core or higher.
RAM: 4GB
GPU: GTX 650 Ti or higher, 2GB VRAM and DX11 assist required
Storage: 100GB storage required

Broadband web (most certainly to obtain the sport itself) can be required, and the sport requires Steam to activate if you happen to’re taking part in on a PC.

Neither the Core i5 requirement nor the 100GB of storage are solely groundbreaking in and of themselves. Shenmue III is just not the primary title we’ve seen that required a quad-core CPU, and video games have been bumping up near 100GB storage necessities for some time, although that is the primary title we recall seeing that truly hits triple digits. However what’s slightly odd, on this case, is the discrepancy between a sport that requires a quad-core and 100GB of storage as a minimal, whereas solely requiring a GTX 650 Ti and 2GB of VRAM. For reference, the GTX 650 Ti was a midrange Kepler-class GPU again in spring 2013 (its approximate fashionable equal can be the 1050 Ti). Again then, 4GB of RAM for gaming and 2GB of VRAM would’ve possible been beneficial necessities versus minimal, however titles from that period had been a lot much less more likely to spec quad cores at least, and no sport from that period ate something like 100GB of storage.

Shenmue III’s final main trailer launch, from August 2017, is embedded above, however the non-existent facial animations and hopefully not less than among the abysmal character animation that we remarked on on the time have reportedly been improved. Each this video (posted a couple of month after our unique story) and this one (posted as we speak, to tell readers that Shenmue III’s Kickstarter backer surveys have begun) are brief, however they function some extent of facial animation.

The sport has raised practically $7M in crowdfunding because it was introduced, with an unknown extra quantity supplied by Sony and different exterior traders for numerous features of sport improvement, advertising and marketing, and distribution. Yu Suzuki has promised that if the sport manages to hit $7M by way of its Slacker Backer marketing campaign, it’ll embrace a brand new AI battle system, which Suzuki describes as follows:

This management system enables you to routinely unleash the right method in response to the opponent’s positioning and distance. R&D for this technique relies on Yu Suzuki’s idea for gamers who should not used to preventing video games or for individuals who need a full immersion battle expertise. This battle system is very suitable with the present battle system, and shall be applied upon reaching the stretch objective.

Shenmue III has been pushed again twice since 2015 and is presently anticipated to be launched someday in 2019.


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