Shenmue Online For Next Gen Consoles?

The Shenmue series could be making a comeback with word that Shenmue Online is apparently still in the works and awaiting a deal to be done on the next-gen systems. Games site Kikizo says

“The project has essentially been close to finished and ‘ready’ for some time – but in hibernation, pending a deal for the entire series on at least one next-gen console.”

Shenmue Online was originally announced back in 2004 as a Massively-Multiplayer RPG but nothing new has surfaced since then. Game creator Yu Suzuki has been quoted as saying

The MMO will be a game that will have a long lifespan through upgrades and updates. This will allow gradual continuation to the story.

Source PixelGamers