What was once True Crime: Hong Kong is now Sleeping Dogs but for a long time, the project was shelved.
A title by United Front Games, Activision was supposed to release True Crime: Hong Kong but eventually, they just dropped the idea. Since that time, Square Enix picked it back up and is now running with it; the interesting part is they seem to think they got a bargain.
Why? Because according to what S-E London's Alastair Cornish told IncGamers , the project was in "great shape."
"…when we first saw the title we were scratching our heads trying to figure out what Activision were playing at because we thought it was in great shape."
He added that they gave the developers more time, and commended United Front Games on the particular aspects of the title that were impressive. Also, with experience in the action genre this generation, Square Enix has brought some upgraded knowledge to the project, which should prove useful. True Crime has always been an interesting series; relatively well-received by critics and gamers, and always sporting a really intense, gritty, in-your-face atmosphere and style.
We'll be looking forward to Sleeping Dogs , and we hope Square Enix is right when they say the developers know what they're doing.
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