Shenmue III - The News You'll Guess Before You Click
Shenmue 3 has been delayed.
Honestly, who didn't see this coming? Delays are a natural part of the gaming business.
After the game was crowdfunded on Kickstarter and broke records, Shenmue 3 has been steadily in production and keeping up to the date with their backers - mostly to inform them of upcoming events where the game would be discussed. At least it's better than a number of other gaming productions that don't stay active with notifying backers.
The announcement on the release delay was made yesterday, to use the extra time to help polish the game. Yu Suzuki added an additional comment apologizing for the 2019 date. But given how long people have waited for this game prior to the Kickstarter, they are probably okay with another year. Though some more game footage and screenshots may help calm their anxiety.
So if you are a fan waiting for this game to release, it'll be another year.