New game in Sleeping Dogs universe in the works

United Front Games working on new game called Triad Wars with Square Enix; more information in 2014.

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United Front Games is working on an all-new game set in the Sleeping Dogs universe called Triad Wars, the developer announced on its website today. The news comes after Square Enix filed a trademark application for Triad Wars on September 30. 2013/29/sleeping_dogs_2_86448_screen.jpg 2013/29/sleeping_dogs_2_86448_embed.jpg

"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."

Sleeping Dogs, a resurrection of True Crime: Hong Kong, launched in August 2012 and achieved profitability this summer. Though it is not clear how many copies the game has sold, Sleeping Dogs continues to see more than 500,000 people playing it every month as of August 2013, according to Square Enix.

Square Enix teased previously that in the future it will invest more seriously in games with more persistent online worlds as a means to keep players engaged in the experience.

"We see the opportunity for some of our games continuing beyond a traditional beginning, middle, and end," Square Enix head of product development Darrell Gallagher said in August. "We can have them become extendable and more persistent--with an opportunity to build and grow across games. To design in a way to keep our games alive for years instead of weeks."

For more on Sleeping Dogs, check out GameSpot's review.

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