The sequel to Sleeping Dogs is an online, open-world game on PC. Triad Wars, which is being developed by the same studio (United Front Games) will be released in early 2015. A developer diary for the game can be viewed above.

 

The game is about playing as a gangster and working your way to the top of the triads. You play as an enforcer running a gang, and it’s your job to gradually build up a criminal empire. You’ll be able to decide the kind of rackets you want to run, and you’ll need to protect your turf, as well as raid the turf of other people, and so on.

 

Sleeping Dogs was all about the story of Wei Shen, and taking on a ride through that story and finding out what was going to happen to Wei Shen. Triad Wars is the other side of that, which is it’s all about Hong Kong and it’s all about the criminal underworld within Hong Kong,” says Steve Ferreira, Design Director. “And this is about you creating your own game.”

 

Senior Designer James Agay adds, “It’s a game that’s going to change and evolve over time as people play it.”

 

A beta for Triad Wars will begin soon, and you can sign up for it here.

 

Correction: A previous version of this report stated that Triad Wars is free-to-play; however, this has yet to be officially confirmed.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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