Sleeping Dogs developer, United Front Games, have confirmed that a follow up game set in the Sleeping Dogs universe is in development. Despite being well received by gamers in 2012, Sleeping Dogs was considered a failure by the publisher as it only sold 2 million titles, but for many it was a serious contender for GOTY in 2012.
A post on the UFG website said the following:
Hi everyone! We’ve been a bit tight-lipped about our current projects over here at UFG, but we’re finally able to give you a little something.
So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.
As always, we love to hear your thoughts and appreciate your shared interest in the games we make – although to reiterate, we really can’t share any more details until 2014 (despite your best efforts to get them, you sneaky people!)
Whilst fans of the original Sleeping Dogs were no doubt hoping for a direct sequel, a game set in its universe could be as satisfying but until UFG or Square Enix reveal more information in 2014 about the new game, we wont know anymore. I for one am very happy to hear that a follow up game is in development, Sleeping Dogs was a refreshing take on the GTA Style sandbox game with great DLC and an amazing main story, well worth checking out.