Sleeping Dogs follow up Triad Wars is a PC only, online game

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We’ve known for a while that United Front Games was busy on something called Triad Wars, which was based in the same universe the one of my favourite sandbox action games, Sleeping Dogs. Hell, we liked the idea of another game in the universe so much that we drafted up a wishlist of what we’d like to see in the game.

If you noticed the last thing on my list though, you’ll have seen this:

If Triad Wars ends up being a mobile, socially connected spin off, or even a multiplayer-centric game that bears little to no resemblance to the original game, I’m out – no matter how delicious the in-game pork buns look.

And of course whaddayaknow? It’s a PC only, online game. In a post announcing a future announcement, UFG community manager James Baldwin announced that the thing is a PC only online game, removing every bit of enthusiasm I had for the thing.

James here, Community Manager for the upcoming PC online game we’re making here at United Front Games, Triad Wars.

I wanted to let you know that we will be unveiling the game on Monday! We are extremely excited to finally show you what we have been working on so stay tuned to this space!

Expect more details about the game at 9PM tomorrow night, if I haven’t got my timezones all muddled.

We also have an AMA on reddit scheduled for 12 P.M. PST on Tuesday. Talk to you soon!

Of course, for those of you who hate having to play games with other people, you can always just play the soon-to-be-released Definitive version of the Sleeping Dogs, which is coming with all of the game’s DLC and a few graphical tweaks and enhancements.

Last Updated: September 22, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

    There’s a 7 second ‘leaked’ gameplay footage…not sure how real it is…If it is real then….yeah….insta-skip

    • Yeah saw it also over the weekend,seems real but I still dunno if it’s UFG trolling or what since with the 1st image that popped up last year and now this , it all looks like Wei?

      I’m also disappointed that it’s a online game, I’m still confused that this is a dream they’ve wanted to do for a long time?

      • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

        It kinda looks like one of those mafia management games you find on the net with the added bonus of actual gameplay though

        Seems like such a low expectation dream…but hey, if its a dream of his, who are we to judge? Even if they’re turning an amazing game into an online-only turd 🙁

        • True, such a great game might be spoiled by this, but I think they already have a long term plan, why re-release the game on current gen if they plan to kill it with this? hopefully they’re building a true sequel as well.

          Just hoping that the true reveal is much better than this, but what confuses me is the wording of “Online game” why not say MMO?

          Think I’ll join in on the AMA on tuesday.

  • Rock789

    And now I’m sad…

    Was so looking forward to a new Sleeping Dogs game (or game based in the same universe). But PC online only? Like Geoff, I’m out! And sad…

    **cries in the corner**

  • DRM for the win!

    • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

      DRM isn’t the problem. Its the fact that companies seem to think every game in the universe needs to be social and played online

      • But I am social!

        • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

          Twitter does not count

          • facebook? I have like 5 friends!

          • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

            Are they real?

          • Does that matter? 0_O

          • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

            No…No judgement

          • Why do I feel you have judged me!?

          • WarframedSquirrel

            Liar… you have 253.

          • Weanerdog

            Stalker o_0

          • WarframedSquirrel

            I don’t stalk (read: stalk guys)… we’re “friends” on Facebook.

          • Hammersteyn

            Family?

          • Well… Maybe…

          • WarframedSquirrel

            Nor does Whatsapp

          • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

            Chatting to girls on whatsapp is suuuuuuper social

          • WarframedSquirrel

            Girls with the names of Andre and Werner?

          • She said she was a girl called Harry. That is possible… Right?

          • Hammersteyn

            Yeah, I bet she was called Sally before the operation 😛

    • Weanerdog

      I know this sounds silly but there is a difference between online to play for good reason and being online for no reason. Now if you are playing a single player game there is no real reason to demand an online connection, this is DRM and the reason why we all hate Ubisoft. If the game is a multiplayer game then it kind of makes since that it is online otherwise it will be a multiplayer of one which may be a little boring.

      The frustration, however, is that someone somewhere thinks that all games need to be multiplyer to be successful and consequently all games that are multiplayer are good. Unfortunately this fellow is an idiot. But he is the idiot that green lights new games.

      • Apparently Destiny consumes upwards of 100MB per hour SINGLE PLAYER… FUck that.

        • Weanerdog

          They are probably using you to mine for bit coins. Fuck I hope I haven’t given EA any Ideas.

    • Hammersteyn

      Buy the game and get suckered into paying for the rest of the game and content later FTW. Wait, did I describe Destiny just now?

  • Hammersteyn

    Pass!! Pass it like one passes sushi loaded with way to much wasabi through your bowels into the bog.

    • Weanerdog

      Too much wasabi? How is it possible to have too much wasabi?

      • Hammersteyn

        When the waiter asks if you want a side order of sushi with your wasabi?

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    Got this on ps3, then picked it up again on Steam with the graphical enhancements and all the DLC. Such a damn fun game, pity this is turning to more social media crap.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Let me guess… you can form Triads with your friends and compete against other Triads in 4 vs 4 gang wars online while having a great social experience linked to Facebook & Twitter. Just what everyone wanted for a Sleeping Dogs follow-up. I bet it’s F2P as well.

    • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

      That actually sounds plausible

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Why do you sound so surprised that I said something plausible? 🙁

        • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

          Because you live in Cape Town?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I only live in CT because the CIA impregnates organic tomatoes in other parts of the country with secret chemicals invented by KFC that make you receptive to brain control signals through the TV, primarily that lizard person, Dr Oz, who I understand is also a wizard.

          • Hammersteyn

            Now that actually sounds plausible

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The ex-spy hiding out at the train station disguised as a homeless person knows what he’s talking about.

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL!

          • Pegasusu Fantaji (Umar)

            Thats why you never shop at Woolies…They’re trying to control us

    • Hammersteyn

      The same kinda happened with Elder Scrolls. Which made people that played it happy for some reason.

  • Alex Hicks

    I’m very very sad. I just started the game again last night – because I was a bid tired of everything else I had; and nothing leapt out at me from my library until I scrolled past Sleeping Dogs.

    (And damn it is as fun as I remember. Graphical tweaks would be nice; but was the DLC enough to splurge money on?)

    But now part 2 is online only. sigh … sob … sniff …

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      DLC isn’t worth it. A couple of meaningless cars, weapons & clothes & the story DLCs are dull as dishwater repetitive go to point X & beat up someone/something.

      • Alex Hicks

        Thanks. Saved me from buying a game I already own with a new lick of paint and some useless bits and bobs. Appreciate it.

        • Brady miaau

          Good choice. Played main game twice. DLC not finished.

      • Brady miaau

        DLC is CRAAAAAPPPP. Seems like an afterthought, done by the B team.

  • Brady miaau

    It is a joke, right? They are playing with us, will release the actual details later on. right? Um, please?

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    There’s only one truth: Squaresoft Sucks Monkey bum!

  • Yondaime

    Sigh…what a letdown….i literally LOVED THIS GAME….yes there were a few stupid things about it like not having a place to buy guns……i mean FFS im in the flippin triad and on top of that i’m a cop, i should have access to arsenal of weapons

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