Late last year, developer Ys Net rolled out a straw poll for its Shenmue 3 Kickstarter community to gauge whether PayPal backers should receive select rewards exclusive to the crowdfunding platform.
Upon pulling together the results, with more than 15,000 backers voicing their opinion, Ys Net posted the following breakdown. Overwhelmingly, Shenmue 3‘s Kickstarter community appears to be either on board with extending the rewards scheme or not concerned by the outcome, though the developer has chosen to rescind its original offer regardless.
Here are the official poll results via Kickstarter.
- 30.9 percent – Yes, please make the Kickstarter exclusive rewards available on Paypal.
- 26.5 percent – No, Kickstarter exclusive rewards are for Kickstarter only.
- 42.6 percent – Either is fine with me.
In tandem with the breakdown, Ys Net’s official statement on the controversy is as follows: “Considering the strong response from those of you who felt that the Exclusive Rewards should remain exclusive for the Kickstarter, those Exclusive Rewards will not be made available on the PayPal page as originally promised.”
Frustrated fans care currently lobbying for the developer to host another poll via Kickstarter, or to reinstate the exclusive rewards for PayPal backers entirely. We’ll update this post should Ys Net alter its decision.