Japanese publisher Sega is assessing whether it can make HD remasters of Shenmue 1 and 2.
On the firm’sSega Centralchannel, Dan Sheridan – Sega Europe’s community manager – said that the firm is wants to release the aforementioned remasters.
He did not, however, that licensing issues may put the brakes on such a release happening.
The announcement of Shenmue III at last year’s E3 led to a rise in second-hand Dreamcast salesas gamers sought to play the original Shenmue titles.
"Sadly it’s not as simple as porting the games to the current platforms," he said (as reported by GameSpot). "We need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles."
"With games as immersive as [Shenmue and Shenmue 2], there are further complications [involving] licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we’d love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality."