Activision is nuts, wacko, insane, “crazy” for dumping United Front’s open-world project, now alive and well under Square Enix’s roof as Sleeping Dogs. So says the publisher’s US boss Mike Fischer who’s told Venturebeat that the game is nothing short of “fantastic”.
“The game was, in a sense, discovered,” he explains. “I’m making air quotes: ‘discovered’ by the folks in Wimbledon. The minute they showed it to us, we really felt like we had found a diamond in the rough. Obviously the game was originally True Crime: Hong Kong from Activision. I can’t speak to why they let that go. I’m not going to speculate on their behalf. All I know is, they’ve gotta be crazy. Because this game is just fantastic.”
He goes on to say that the game “really encompasses all of everything you’d want to do in Hong Kong.”
“The acting, the story, the characters are very deep.”
Sleeping Dogs is shipping in August, and Activision should be jealous, by the sounds of it. Grab information on the exact dates and pre-order goods here.