It’s safe to say that Sleeping Dogs, developed by United Front Games (best known for Sony’s ModNation Racers), experienced some hiccups over the 4 year course of its development. Initially envisioned as a new IP, then-publishers Activision noted that the existing True Crime franchise might best suit the title given the scope and setting, and announced the title as True Crime: Hong Kong. Later, in 2011, Activision announced that they had canned the game, citing that they didn’t believe it would reach a widespread audience (among other things). In swooped Square Enix, who picked up the game, retitled it Sleeping Dogs, and injected a bunch of dollars to complete development. In some ways, all of this confusion shows, but for the most part, Sleeping Dogs is a welcome addition to the open-world action genre.