And Cliffy responds:
Cliff Bleszinski ‏@therealcliffyb 2h
MEGATON ALERT TEH GAF "@megganpez: Mark Cerny & Yu Suzuki talking strategy for Shenmue III. For reals you guys.
Combine with this tidbit from January of last year:
Yu Suzuki: "We can obtain Shenmue license from Sega."
He definitely still wants to make the game and has the means to get the rights. So...believe?