Square Enix have today confirmed that Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is indeed in development and will hit the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 10th.
Rumours of an upgraded Sleeping Dogs have been doing the rounds for a few weeks, primarily after a leak courtesy of Amazon.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is a re-mastered update of the original Sleeping Dogs that launched in 2012. The Definitive Edition will also include all 24 pieces of DLC from the original including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare In North Point.
Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games, had this to say about the announcement.
“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about”
“We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”
Then Jon Brooke, Vice President of Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix Europe added this.
“Sleeping Dogs was a huge success and bringing it to the new generation of consoles was an easy decision”
“Updated visuals and the inclusion of all the downloadable content really makes this the Definitive Edition of the game.”
I think fans of the original PC version might have something to say about that last point Jon.