Even though Shemue 3 was never officially announced to be coming out on Xbox One, there was always a small thread of hope that Xbox owners hung onto. This thread was extended, briefly, after an Xbox One logo asset was found in the source code of Shenmue 3’s pre-order page.
However, Deep Silver have appeared to have crushed all hope by now outright denying those suggestions.
According to Deep Silver themselves, who are publishing Shenmue 3, the game is not slated for an Xbox One launch at all.
With the publisher outright putting those hopes to rest, there’s really no reason to hold out for Shenmue 3 on Xbox One any time soon. The reasoning for this hasn’t been explained, and Deep Silver hasn’t offered an explanation for the logo found in their website’s source code.