Sleeping Dogs 2: Does This Mean It’s Finally Coming?
We’ve long been hoping for Sleeping Dogs 2. That’s why we weren’t the only ones who were disappointed when the developer United Front Games revealed that a Sleeping Dogs related tease that many assumed would be a sequel to the first game was actually a free to play game called Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars.
However, United Front Games has now revealed that it is closing Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars.
“Since the start of the Triad Wars Closed Beta this year, diligent Enforcers have run rampant through the streets of Hong Kong, killing rivals and building Empires,” said the game’s community manager.
“During this time we have gathered immense amounts of feedback, information, and data on the game. We’ve loved seeing how you’ve played Triad Wars but we know it wasn’t right for many of you so we’re letting you know today that we are going to close the beta and service on January 20th 2016 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time,” he continued.
“That’s 4 weeks from today and over this time we’re going to leave the game up and running for you to continue to enjoy but we will not be accepting any more purchases. To help you enjoy these final 4 weeks we’re going to make Gold available free of charge and we’ll shortly be posting news on the forums about how to deal with refunds of unused Gold. Thank you very much for all the testing, feedback and support!”
The closure of Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars will of course free up the developer to work on other things. Our hope is that the statement “we know it wasn’t right for many of you” is an admittance that what people really wanted was a a full on sequel to Sleeping Dogs. Hopefully, we’ll be getting an announcement that that is precisely what we’ll be getting in the not too distant future.