Yu Suzuki, Producer and Director of the entire Shenmue saga, said he also expects a fourth chapter.

After third game in the series, financed through a kickstarter campaign and whose sales results were roughly in line with what would be expected from a relatively niche production, a new episode could arrive on the market. This scenario, again according to Suzuki, would only occur if Shenmue 4 may be a purely commercial title.

“If I get the chance to create Shenmue 4, and I think I will, I will know how to satisfy casual users; I therefore want to create a game that everyone can be satisfied with "

The focus of the statements it was about slow pace, compassionate or in any case deriving from a generation of video games now far away, of which many complained at the launch of the third game signed by the Japanese author.