United Front Games are giving the PC version of Sleeping Dogs a bunch of improvements over its console counterpart. For starters, on release day, the game will see a high-resolution texture pack. The PC version will also have a greater draw distance at higher resolutions, high-res shadows, and more. You can see footage from the PC version in the video below:

 

 

United Front and Square Enix have also released the system requirements for the PC version of Sleeping Dogs. Minimum and recommended requirements are as follows, along with a complete list of PC-specific features:

 

Minimum requirements
• OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
• Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.4 GHz
• RAM: 2GB
• Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
• Graphics card memory: 512 MB
• Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
• Hard drive: 15 GB

 

Recommended system requirements
• OS: Windows 7 64-bit
• Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
• RAM: 4GB
• Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950
• Graphics card memory: 1 GB
• Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
• Hard drive: 15 GB

 

Advanced PC Features
• Nvidia 3D Support
• Nvidia Multi Screen Monitor Support
• AMD EyeFinity Multi-Monitor Gold Status Support
• Window and Full Screen Mode Support
• Benchmark Mode

 

DirectX11 Specific Features
• Contact hardening shadows
• HD-AO
• Use of Direct Compute

 

Performance Enhancements
• Enhanced Performance on Dual Core and Quad Core Processors
• Enhanced Performance on Nvidia SLi
• Enhanced Performance on AMD Crossfire

 

Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller Support
• Xbox360 Controller Support
• Keyboard and Mouse Support including Key Remapping
• Auto Pad, Mouse and Keyboard Switching

 

Advanced PC Graphic Features
• Increased Small Object Detail
• High Resolution Texture Support
• High Resolution Shadows
• High Quality Shadow Filters
• Soft Particles
• High Quality SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion)
• High Quality Motion Blur
• Super Sample Anti-Aliasing

 

Steamworks Features Supported
• DLC Support
• Achievements
• Auto Patching
• Pre-Download
• Store Save Games to the Cloud
• Player to Player Chat

 

Sleeping Dogs will be released in North America on August 14th and in Europe on August 17th for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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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