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Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs Sequels Hinted, Games Broke Even

Square Enix mentions that they have rejuvenated and successfuly created new IPs (PC, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360)

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jc48573  +   701d ago
hope it's cheaper to make quality games in the future.
showtimefolks  +   701d ago
tomb raider doesn't need MP so make a great single player 12-15hrs long

hitman absolution is a great game imo, a sequel could make it even better

I didn't like sleeping dogs as much even though I am a huge open world games fan, but enough people liked it so a sequel could be good
zeal0us  +   701d ago
I'm pretty sure if Crystal Dynamics had made more single player DLC the game would've sold more copies. Instead they wanted to monetize off MP.

Downside to publishing and making AAA games this big is the more money you put in the project to more units it has to sell in order to make a profit.
xHeavYx  +   701d ago
I just finished Sleeping Dogs, even though there are some things that could be improved,I had a blast playing it. I like the martial arts approach
kneon  +   701d ago
It certainly didn't need the MP they implemented. It might be the worst I've ever played.

The matchmaking is horribly unbalanced. I've been in a match where the lowest rank enemy player had a higher rank than my entire team combined.

This is the only game I can think of where you can set up a private multiplayer match, play all by yourself and still collect XP, money and trophies.

There are maps with team spawn points with direct line of sight for enemy snipers, I joined a game in progress and died 3 times in a row without even having the chance to move.
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Prcko  +   701d ago
i think it is,developers alrdy said you need less time to develop on new consoles
DivineAssault  +   701d ago
But will they be on the Wii U?????
Jek_Porkins  +   701d ago
Awesome news! I loved Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider very much, just finished Sleeping Dogs and it's so underrated! Loved it!
dirthurts  +   701d ago
Sleeping Dogs was amazing.
Yi-Long  +   701d ago
I don't think it's 'underrated'...
..... it's gotten very respectable scores, and most people seem to love it.

Personally, I enjoyed playing through it, but once the (too short) story is over, I was just bored, and it absolutely didn't do the city of Hong Kong justice (I live there at the moment), sadly.

Huge potential for them to make a much bigger and better sequel though. :)
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ApolloTheBoss  +   701d ago
Maybe the sequel can take place in a different country, like true crime was in a different city every game. It doesn't necessarily have to be in Hong Kong, though I'm loving the game right now.
slapsta72  +   701d ago
i agree! haven't played tomb raider yet unfortunately, but sleeping dogs was really fun and definitely deserving of a sequel. i'm kind of surprised that it didn't sell more.
oof46  +   701d ago
@Yi-Long: Underrated saleswise.
SuperSteve  +   701d ago
Agreed. Sleeping Dogs turned out phenomenal for a game that was cancelled at one point. I really hope they make a sequel for it.
j-blaze  +   701d ago
agreed on Sleeping Dogs, great game, i would definitely buy a sequel
00  +   701d ago
I want a proper hitman game this time.
ShabbaRanks  +   701d ago
lol the people who disagreed must be newcomers to the hitman franchise. Please stay away, all my favourite franchises are turning into shit and I was so f**king mad when I played Absolution. The intro level started out cool, with all the new and improved gameplay mechanics (except that disguise system), but then as I progressed threw I got more and more frustrated of the linear missions and the average and déjà vu story.

Not that it was a bad stealth game, but it was a bad hitman game. Before Hitman was about hiding in plain sight and stalking you’re target for the cleanest kill, now it’s like any other stealth game and that’s why it sucked balls -_-
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azshorty2003  +   701d ago
I love Hitman, but once I got spotted in a disguise for the TENTH time in the OPENING level, I knew something was amis. That system was totally worthless.
urwifeminder  +   701d ago
Just got sleeping dogs on steam for $13 hd graphics pack looks great I played the 360 demo but not 1080p 60 fps wow, all these multiplats on pc are like hd remakes compared to consoles, will get tomb raider when its cheap hitman is down to $25 deus ex I gave up on the hacking is crap.
cunnilumpkin  +   701d ago
hitman is $12.49 pc download on amazon man, great game, amazing visuals on the pc


just picked up tomb raider for $14 on greenman gaming, sale is over on that though :(
Heavenly King  +   701d ago
Sleeping dogs is really good. I want a nextgen sequel :D
-MD-  +   701d ago
Hopefully Tomb Raider has more than 6 three-minute tombs in the sequel.
Maybe it will have 7 three minute tombs in the sequel. On top of regenerating health you'll also get regenerating ammo for shooting even more dudes.

But seriously, a sequel for Hitman & Sleeping Dogs is fine. Tomb Raider just needs to die already. They're just running that franchise into the ground by catering to all of the CoD casual players that just want to shoot shit.
azshorty2003  +   701d ago
Yeah, for a game called TOMB Raider, the tomb portion was Extremely disappointing.
Chuk5  +   701d ago
Square doesnt even deserve Eidos. Blaming that company for failing even though they are the only ones producing quality out of the publisher where the japanese side has f***ed off creatively. Gimmie a break, Square Enix.
GamingWorldPeace  +   701d ago
Love Sleeping Dog and Tomb Raider. Glad they sold enough to warrant Square to considered sequels. I am not sure but wasn't Sleeping Dog originally going to be published by Activision?
SuperSteve  +   701d ago
Yep. It was originally supposed to be called True Crime: Hong Kong but got cancelled by Activision. Then SE bought the rights, renamed it, and the rest is history.
Run_bare  +   701d ago
I'm happy to hear that, I love Tomb Raider reboot, can't wait for another one. I hope they take their time and make it memorable (not too long I hope).
LordHiggens  +   701d ago
All of these games are quality titles. I'm happy to see sequels are in the works here.
RTheRebel  +   701d ago
SLeeping puppiEs Awesome =)
sir_fortesque  +   701d ago
Maybe they could save plenty of money on advertising. I actively avoided TR on day one because I was so sick of seeing Lara's dumb face plastered everywhere.
ifritAlkhemyst  +   701d ago
Yay! More quick-time-events!

Tomb Raider 2: Now 80% more pressing [E] repeatedly every other ledge jump! 50% more pressing [F] before the 600th boulder crushes you to death.
MikeyDucati1  +   701d ago
Great news!! I want another TR and SD.

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Prcko  +   701d ago
yess new hitman,i want!!!
Dmd  +   701d ago
Great news, Tomb Raider was a fantastic reboot that absolutely deserves continuation!
Max-Zorin  +   700d ago
Next Hitman, you shouldn't be detected in a disguise until you do something to blow your cover.

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