Earlier on this week rumors flew that we’d be seeing yet another remastered or in Square’s Case Definitive version of a last generation game. Well, now we don’t have to speculate, we have confirmation that indeed we’ll be seeing Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition released for the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 this October.
Released previously for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, this version will include 24 pieces of DLC, including Year of the Snake (which is an extra part of the story) and Nightmare on North-Point. Nightmare, as you’d likely gather from the name is a horror themed addon to the game, but is pretty cool in its own right and worthy of a play.
Senior Producer of Sleeping Dogs, Dan Sochan had this to say on the mater: “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p,” though one could argue that for PC owners we’ve had that ability for the original release… “We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”
While the original title does look rather pretty (even for a 2012 game), I’d like to see more than just 1080P visuals for Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition… better textures and lighting would be nice. It’s doubtful we’ll be seeing the extremely demanding SSAA Anti-Aliasing modes featured on either the Playstation 4 or Xbox One versions, but who knows?
Triad Wars, which is a sequel to Sleeping Dogs is supposedly being worked on by United Front.