Shenmue 3's more than 60,000 Kickstarter supporters will not receive the game's Season Pass or Digital Deluxe content as a reward when it launches in November.
Epic Games changes its policies following a light controversy over Shenmue 3 coming to the Epic Games Store to ensure similar issues won't happen again.
Shenmue 3 developer Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver responded to the criticism of Kickstarter backers regarding the game's exclusivity on the Epic Games Store.
E3 2019 may have been precluded by a lot of leaks and tons of rumors, but there were still plenty of surprise game announcements and reveals during the show.
After the reveal that Shenmue 3 is now an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC, fans requests for refunds are met with denials and refusals from the development studio.
Following the reveal of a new Shenmue 3 trailer at the PC Gaming Show E3 2019 press conference, it's confirmed that the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
After being set for release in August 2019, Shenmue 3 has been pushed back for a Fall 2019 release date due to reasons explained on the game's Kickstarter page.
After numerous delays and a long development cycle, Shenmue 3 finally reveals a release date alongside a brand new gameplay trailer at Gamescom 2018 in Germany.
It appears Shenmue 3 is still on track for a 2018 release, along with some extra surprises this year, according to a recent Twitter post by one of the game's developers.
The development team working on Shenmue 3 releases a new video in response to some of the criticisms of the game's facial animation levelled at its recent teaser trailer.
Deep Silver confirms that it will serve as the international publishing partner for both the physical and digital editions of Shenmue 3 when the long-awaited sequel launches next year.