In February 2011, Activision announced the cancellation of True Crime: Hong Kong, the reboot of the True Crime series developed by United Front Games. With the series dead in the water, publisher Square Enix acquired the rights to the game, reviving the once cancelled project.
Rising from the ashes, United Front Games along with Square Enix London Studios set out to complete their original vision. Retitled Sleeping Dogs, after the proverb “let sleeping dogs lie,” only time would tell if Square Enix made the right call on whether they should have woken this project from its slumber. Luckily for Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs delivers.