Gamasutra: Square Enix has picked up the rights to United Front Games' True Crime: Hong Kong, which was cancelled earlier this year by original publisher Activision.
I think SE just got a Get out of Jail free Card. I was a little depressed when this got cancelled and to hear that SE is bringing it back, makes me a little happier inside. Go for it SE.
yeah, especially since UFG is still developing! i was crushed when i heard it was canned but i had a feeling someone would pick it back up. i mean, it was almost done this way, everyone wins. Acti gets some of that dough back and gamers will prob get a more polished product.
Now let's watch all these people back pedal on their SE "comments".
Now they just need to make it a better game! I only played TC:SoLA, but that game was complete crap! That was back in the days when I use to just buy any game anyone said was like GTA! I was a casual gamer and bought many-a-crappy game. It wasn't until I decided I wasn't gonna lose any more money that I realized the best of gaming and started really gaming... playing all the good games can do that to you!
they should take their time and add things like planes and stuff that were missing open world games should have everything that SR2 and GTA4 had so if they want to make an open world gta style game those things are must but hand to hand combat looks great so hopefully SE will do a fan survey and do this game justice
totally unexpected. UFG has done incredibly on MNR and I hope this will be shaping into a great game!
MAKE IT HAPPEN. FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK.
Sqaure Enix London/EU (aka Eidos) has been on a roll. New Tomb Raider, Just Cause 2, Dues Ex, New Hitman, and Thief 4. It's Square Japan that's been terrible as of late.
Don't forget Batman. Though I do want to slap the person who came up with 'THI4F' as the title. I don't want to break my never-by-a-game-with-a-number- in-its-name rule with a game with such a horrendous title. =(
Eidos/Square Enix only published Batman. Rocksteady did the developing. Also, by the time Square Enix bought Eidos, Batman was already released. We don't need Square Enix destroying a masterpiece called Arkham Asylum.
Indeed....hand this IP over to Square Enix London/EU!
not good news. square have ruined many a western product recently.
tomb raider and deusx is shaping up pretty good.
also, let's not forget that Square Enix is a publisher. not a developer...
At least Solid snake is sticking to his guns and may even go down with the ship.
So as long as a company waves the right amount of money in Activisions face they can get the rights of a game....I mean of course the game would have to be something which dosen't do much for Activision.
NaughtyDog please buy the rights of Crash Bandicoot back off these arseholes who ruined him. They should go for Spyro aswell, I know it wasn't made by them but insomniac games will never buy it back even if they had the chance to
You, seeing as how you clicked on the article. And people who thought the game looked good, like me. Hopefully that answers your question.
Cool story bro, now where is versus 13??
I was very disappointed when this game got cancelled. I'm glad to see it get another chance.
Don't screw this up SE. Make this game good. Now if only someone would buy Spyro and Crash Bandicoot from Activision because they don't care to make good games from them. They only care about COD.
Holly crap i forgot about spyro they ran that into the ground too lol. The brought out crap game after crap game on every platform each year lol. Was that the year bobby kotick too over lol.
Yep i looked it up boby kotick and his investment firm took over activision in 1997 about the same time the spyro series went to hell lol. Hes killed 3 IP's. He killed tony hawk, he killed guitar hero, and he killed spyro. And spyro was huge back in the day.
This is great news I hope this really sells to show activision for passing up a great game.
This made my day. Fantastic.
"the project is being managed through Square Enix London Studios, which also worked with Rocksteady Studios on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Avalanche Studios on Just Cause 2." YESSSSSSSS!
Cause SE has been releasing some quality games as of late lets not forget MINDJACK cause that game was a winner
SE have themselves only made two games for current gen consoles; FF13 and The Last Remnant. Neither great. However apart from Mindjack and Kayne and Lynch 2 they've published some decent stuff
Kayne and Lynch 2 was a good game co-op haters gonna hate
SE has never worked on a sandbox GTA style game before.
they are only publishing the game not developing it.
To be released on the PS4, WiiU and XB720.
Say goodby to True Crime. Square Enix is about to destroy this franchise.
Details from the article:
"While the game was originally under development for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and due out this November, Singleton tells Gamasutra that "We're not talking about release timings or formats at this time."
Square Enix has not picked up the True Crime IP. Says Singleton, "It's too early to say what the name will be." However, he says that -- as far as removing the True Crime title -- "I can honestly say I think this is going to be pretty straightforward," and that the Square Enix branding team is already working on concepts. "
yeah right they'll destroy something that was left for dead and kicked in the nades .
Thank God,make it good.
that's pretty cool that they gave this game another chance and by all accounts it was nearly finished before it was cancelled. also shrewd business be SE for buying Eidos they have kept them afloat with all their excellent titles being released.
I really hope they will take the time to make it good
But.......True crime Hong Kong didn't look so well last time i saw it especially when you compare it to GTAIV.
SE better put their best team on it, go buy some Devs from Rockstar, and really put some effort into True Crime or they will just be wasting cash.
Remake the first 2 fix them up and improve the graphics and ill be there buying it
Martial Arts Parkour Elements Vehicle Chases Cool Sounding guns Maybe a decent story This could be worth my money, thx SE hope u finish before the third person shooter market becomes too crowded
Nice. It was a shame this game got cancelled when it was so far into development. I enjoyed the first TC on PS2, but the next game was lacking....
@ Activision/Bobby Kotick
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