Xbox One, PS4, PC Getting 1080p Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

"Shinier and grimier" version of 2012 game with 24 DLC packs launching October 10.

The rumors were right. Today, Square Enix officially announced Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the 2012 action game from Canadian developer United Front Games. The game launches on October 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and includes 1080p resolution, 24 DLC packs, "tuned gameplay," and upgrades to the original's audio and visuals.

Square Enix says Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will showcase a "shinier and grimier" Hong Kong, the game's setting. "The capabilities of today's hardware have truly brought the vibrant Hong Kong experience to life," the company said in a statement.

The DLC bundled in with Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition includes the substantial add-ons, Year of the Snake and Nightmare In North Point. Regarding resolution, Square Enix said the game runs in 1080p, but did not say if this applies to both Xbox One and PS4.

If you're not familiar with the story of Sleeping Dogs, you play as an undercover cop named Wei Shen who is tasked with hunting down the Hong Kong Triads gang in the seedy underworld of Hong Kong. The game has hand-to-hand combat, Hollywood-style shooting setpieces, and racing segments.

Square Enix also published a live-action trailer for Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition today, which you can watch above. The company has not shared any actual images or gameplay footage for the new version of the game yet. It is also unclear if United Front Games is working on Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition or if a separate studio is handling the port.

Earlier this year, Square Enix released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for Xbox One and PS4. United Front Games worked on the Xbox One version of that port.

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usernameonetwo
usernameonetwo

The game is amazing so want to buy it again. The combat, the world, the atmosphere, story, characters, controls everything in this game is great. Much MUCH better than broken GTAIV trash.

holtrocks
holtrocks

O great i am so happy PC got a 1080p edition /sarcasm

skiggy34
skiggy34

Damn this game is gonna do terrible with sales.  They definitely should have waited until December to release this.  They put it in October with a slew of new next gen titles and if you are an xbox one gamer, even more....  Bad time to release a remastered mediocre game IMO...

bmore_bro69
bmore_bro69

Greta game, but I won't be rebuying it

Zeekeal
Zeekeal

Its funny how people complain about the remakes being released but no one complains at all about the last of us. 

xboxgamer2003
xboxgamer2003

just shows the Xbox version looks wwaaaaaay better than pc and ps4 hahahah silly pc and ps4 dums hahahahhahaha.


GhostHawk196
GhostHawk196

This game was okay, had pretty good hand to hand combat, gunplay and cool slowmo action although avoiding the coppers were a nightmare if you didn't carry a gun but the point is I don't think this is worthy of a remastered version. I think remastered versions should be reserved for AAA titles like Last of Us, Uncharted and Halo. Tomb Raider was great and all which I truly enjoyed a second time but i'd be surprised if this rerelease would cash in as money as they'd might expect.

VandersonAssis
VandersonAssis

That's the worst game I had the displeasure to play.

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

the PC version already has perfectly smooth gameplay and extremely high resolution textures, buying this reboot version on pc seems like a waste of money

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

Comparing it to WD i must say in fact enjoyed SD VASTLY more ... So now i am thinking that if i was to play SD in that Definitive edition i would have simply wouldn't even bother with WD. Still i have completely thrashed SD , meaning i did EVERYTHING there was to be done in that game so i don't think i could easily be swayed to fork up the dough for this remaster :/
Still absolutely a YUMMY and MUST BUY choice for those of you that haven't touched the original SD yet :)

tomservo51
tomservo51

Better than Watch Dogs by a mile IMO.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

I remember trying this game on the PC when it first came out. It was linear, on the rails, crude sexual humor about family members (I think some guys was talking about interloping with the main characters sister) and mind-numbingly monotonous gameplay. I had to turn it off after only 20 minutes, I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

Jeez, SE really want money.

Suppose it's good consoles are getting a PC-like version, but this is getting a bit stupid.

ilovelctr
ilovelctr

Seriously, Square Enix is only second to CAPCOM, who always remake Resident Evil games with only some graphics tuning or even just a slight system compatibility implementation (still remember the XP "ports" of old REs?), in terms of remaking... Despite the fact SE did nothing more than CAPCOM for a long while, recently they are infecting their decease to Eidos Interactive which they just bought out of a huge luck, and then there came the graphically enhanced Tomb Raider. I admit that it was a good enhancement on PS4 but you no longer get that realistic facial animation available on the PC version, and the gameplay is still the same so I saw no reason re-buying it. Same for Sleeping Dogs I'd say, although the gameplay's tuned this time. It'd be really bad if they kept on remaking old games like this, and I bet someday Eidos would find a new parent company, or just die with SE.

Revenant_K
Revenant_K

Wake me up when this remake storm is over.

MondasM
MondasM

i really wanted to play sleeping dogs on ps3, and tried to but the game was too choppy, and i could not get into it, i hope they did it justice this time, however by the looks of the trailer, it is a movie... :D

dussan2
dussan2

I hope they do something about the spotty storyline missions.

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

These remaster build of SE games are great if you did sell off your PS3/360. But 3 things baffle me about SE, remaster of 720p games, and the overall industry in general. 


Let's start with Square-Enix making remasters of PS2/3 games like Final Fantasy X-X2, Kingdom Hearts, and the Eidos made games. To me Square-Enix would be better served to remake the PS1/SNES JRPG games to the current generation of console hardware, via Cry Engine 3 or, Unreal Engine 4 and charge somewhere between $69.99-$99.99 for them like Final Fantasy IV,V,VI,VII, IX, the Chrono series, and Xenogears since monolith does not own that game. 

Second the whole 720p to 1080p is just a waste of money to me unless it can do what current Sony and Samsung TVs do at 120Hz (120FPS) for the new consoles on those new 4k TVs since they the consoles do not do 4k res. Also why do only 1080p for the PC version SE? The PC can now do 4k and 240Hz and it does not warrant an upgrade to this edition of Sleeping Dogs or even Tomb Raider (both game I love to play on my PC) when they already have a Ultra Res Graphics pack via Free DLC download for steam? Kind of a confusing upgrade to me unless you only have a console to play on, or have to an 2-year old GPU and CPU like I do that needs to be upgraded.


Third and final point if this whole notion of remakes is going to be the new norm for "filler" between the holidays for AAA games (unless it's Sports games) is half baked and half done in my mind. I for one am a big fan of remakes, BUT only if they are 2 to 3 generations old in the console market i.e. NES, Genesis, SNES, PS1, Xbox 1 (the real one not the VCR) and PS2, since they are worth the AAA price of $49.99-$89.99 if they are WRPGS/JRPGS or even games like GTA III and MOH, and WWII COD via complete overhaul of it's graphics engines something like what MS is doing with Halo for the XB1 for those that do have a high end PC to run 4k graphics mods on those PC ports.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I think these definitive additions are a good chance for games like this to reach parts of the audience that haven't yet experienced the game. Maybe a worthwhile upgrade for fans of the originals also.

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

I don't mind remasters on recently released games like The Last of Us but this game is 2 years old, it didn't sell well whe it first game out and personally I don't think the game is that great.

bradh094
bradh094

I hope Triad Wars doesn't turn out to be a pile of shit when it comes out. It's free to play so my bet is it's going to be pay to win. That already makes me lose some faith in it.

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

Devs wasting all this time on remakes. And to think all of this could have been avoided if the Xbox One and PS4 just had backwards compatibility.

Behnamfard
Behnamfard

Is it just me, or do you guys also feel like there are far too many remakes and not enough new interesting IPs?


And they ask why the gaming industry is on a downslide...

brockelley
brockelley

I've never played this game, it came out at a weird time and, like a lot of other people, I had to choose between this game and a game I knew was going to be good.


So I'm all for this.

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

A year later:

"The Ultimate Final Definitive edition"

balto85
balto85

And this whole idea of re-making games has now officially been beaten into the ground.  Sleeping Dogs was a great game, but I don't have any desire to play it again.  I don't care if it's the prettiest game ever released, I have already played it.  Sure, Tomb Raider and Last of Us were good and served a purpose for being re-made (whether it was just timing like in Tomb Raider or giving 360 owners a chance to play Last of Us), but I'm wanting new games with new experiences, new stories, and new characters. Starting in September, I am looking at Destiny, Madden (only because I haven't played it in about ten years), Call of Duty, Alien Isolation, Far Cry 4, Assassins Creed, Sunset Drive, and Arkham Knight.  And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  Why would I want to take time away from any of those to play a game that I played years ago?   They needed to put this thing out about six months ago, then it would have been perfect. 

jaketheepicc
jaketheepicc

Best graphics I've seen so far! I can't wait!

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

Xtots must be hyped for this game it is 1080p on Xbox One something that is very rare.

snaketus
snaketus

So they are releasing this edition on PC too, what's new there actually? It was 1080p already. I lost my save gmae, because for some reason this game doesn't have Steam cloud support same with the new Wolfenstein game, fortunately I wasn't very far in the game. So I want to know if I should wait and get this instead to restart the original?

karnis
karnis

got sleeping dogs with never settle forever so I don't need it

charlesswann
charlesswann

This re-releasing stuff has got to stop.  Like EVERYTHING, business has taken something that isn't inherently evil and ruined it.  Capitalist swine, down with them all.

victorjohnson23
victorjohnson23

@GhostHawk196 The combat is what I hated most about this game. I only played the demon anyway and the graphics gave me a head-ache. Is the full version any better?

Iloveconnie
Iloveconnie

@TitanPolaris them saying its "1080p" doesnt mean anything on pc, you can run it at whatever resolution you want, or you can find a way to force whatever resolution you want.

Vodoo
Vodoo

I have a 240Hz tv and I'm still waiting for a console that can reach it. Maybe next gen, lol

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

It doesn't take an entire dev team to port a game to another console. Also wasting time on remakes, sounds familiar, it seems like Nintendo dragged wind waker out of it's coffin instead of committing resources to a newer Zelda game.

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

@Behnamfard Has the industry been reduced to this?  Selling the same game twice?  And why not show some of the remasterd footage as opposed to some live action garbage?


Stupid on so many levels.

Jamessuperfun
Jamessuperfun

A year after that: The Ultimate Final Definitive Edition.... HD

Jamessuperfun
Jamessuperfun

Lol and the pc shits on all of your sub par graphics hahahaha

GhostHawk196
GhostHawk196

@sonyonly4  I prefer my PS4 over my Xbox One, I bought Call of Duty Ghosts to test out just how much of a graphical improvement 1080p is over 720p on TVs less than 52" and the truth is if you compare them side by side then yes it is noticeable but in actuality when the combat gets hectic such minor difference becomes negligible and also I was a bit disappointed because my PS4 did not run the game as smoothly as the Xbox One. What differentiates the two consoles comes down to quality of exclusives in which the PS4 is superior at this moment in time. I guess we'll see if Microsoft can catch up in the future.

samcooke343
samcooke343

@sonyonly4 Xbox One has had (and will have) lots of 1080p games. Destiny, Sleeping Dogs, Diablo 3 etc. are all running exactly the same settings as PS4 at launch. 

fulfledgedgamer
fulfledgedgamer

@sonyonly4 

You have no idea what you're talking about. Games look beautiful on the Xbox One, you want to try and throw numbers at it and make it sound like it's a bad thing.

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

@canuckbiker The difference is that they didn't use the Zelda team for it. They used a small, inexperienced team that has nothing to do with the Zelda games to make it. So it didn't waste any of their time. I'm fine with that since it can get a newer team experience making a great game, and it's not like they'd make a game that i'd buy anyway.

And also, that's only 1 remake on the Wii U. That's different than like 9 remakes on PS4. TLOU, GTA V, Tomb Raider, Metro: LL, Mass Effect trilogy, Flower, Journey, Beyond 2 Souls, and now this are all either remade, or are being remade on PS4.

I love Sony, and I'm really exited for all the great stuff coming to PS4, but they could have gotten things out much quicker if they wouldn't be hanging on to the last gen.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I really don't see how having more options hurts anybody. These games aren't being ported at the expense of new ones, that's just ridiculous. New games will come, the wii u was really dry it's first year as well. Also Sony has no say on what 3rd party devs work on, and if you don't want these games then don't buy them.

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

@canuckbiker Wii U is a different situation. It was weak because Nintendo had never made HD games before, and had trouble adjusting to that big of hardware boost.


Remakes might not be taking away new games, but they do delay the development of games. Just take Naughty Dog as an example. They took the time to remake TLOU on PS4, and do the different options of 60fps and 30fps with better shadows.


What if they had a smaller, less experienced studio do that? Sure maybe it would have taken longer, but it would have been a better way. That small studio would have learned how to make a great game. Plus, Uncharted 4 has basically been delayed because of this.