Sleeping Dogs Sequel: Triad Wars, is Free-to-Play, PC Only

Sleeping Dogs Sequel: Triad Wars, is Free-to-Play, PC Only

Triad Wars is an open-world action strategy game where players compete against each other to create a criminal empire.

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has today revealed its follow up to the sleeper hit (no pun intended), entitled Triad Wars, which is, as predicted, an online, open-world, free-to-play, PC-only title.

The developers describe Triad Wars as the "flip side to Sleeping Dogs"; while Sleeping Dogs took you on a ride through the criminal underworld via protagonist Wei Shen, Triad Wars will be all about how that underworld was built. The reveal trailer you'll see to the right features multiple devs talking about the game, and shows plenty of work-in-progress footage. From the looks of things, the core game, that is, the running, shooting, and driving, seem to be very similar to how Sleeping Dogs was handled.

Players will be able to build bases, control turf, and run rackets (such as money laundering), all the while defending themselves from rival gangs, which are controlled by other human players. The devs say it will be based on a version of Hong Kong, but just how many players will be fighting over each "Hong Kong" remains to be seen.

"Whether you choose to excel in extortion, hacking, money laundering, stolen cars, or even just good ol' fashioned violence is strictly situational and will be representational of your playstyle. It's your city to claim, and how you do it is entirely up to you," explains the game's about page.

If this has piqued your interest at all, you can actually sign up for the Triad Wars closed beta right now on its official website.

Square Enix, which published Sleeping Dogs and next month's upcoming HD re-release: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, will once again be involved.

Source: United Front Games

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dafuq?

....no really dafuq?

spin-off sure...I can get behind that

but this? this gimmicky "lets try a different way to make money" game? THAT is what we get for a seaquel? to a game that had a half decent story (you know, for a game) and was fully single player

well shit..I am disappointed

MEH.
I'm not one for MMOs, F2P or not, and this is a sad thing for me to see.
:(

If this is instanced, it would work. Land is "infinite" player base raid each other.

if you fight for physical land, your game is fucked. Its opening up the door for people like buzzcutpsycho and his "friends."

Even then, buzzcutpsycho and his friends will still manage to fuck the game up. I wish it was singleplayer. I hate the roving band of trolls ruining new MMOs by sheer force.

They ruined planetside 2. They will ruin this.

As a Hongkonger, I just KNOW the moral guardians in my hometown are going to brew a shitstorm over this game. Some concerned parents or religious chaplain's going to throw up a bunch of editorials over how this game's corrupting kids in Hong Kong into joining triads, and I'll admit I kind of see why. This game's likely not going to make it to my city with anything less than an 18+ rating anyways.

Gameplay wise, I don't see how different this game is from Sleeping Dogs aside from its multiplayer and the Zynga-strategy aspects. The game assets for the game are pretty much the same as Sleeping Dogs, and from the clips I saw they even ripped out the same map from the first game. I'm willing to believe that it's just a prototype for the game, but I'll have to see some more media from United Front Games first.

Also, considering Square Enix's "outstanding" performance with the first incarnation of their MMO Final Fantasy 14, I'm just going to keep a cautious eye on this one.

I don't trust Square-Enix to create an F2P game without it being P2W.

Yeah piss off, there's no way I'm going to play the sequal to an awesome single player sandbox offline game that's taken all that away to become a f2p mmo. Sick and tired of publishers trying to push us to always be online, it's not that my net can't handle it (100mb/s cable, I never have issues with speed/connection), it's that I wont waste money on a game that'll be turned off someday. Offline option or GTFO!

Players will be able to build bases, control turf, and run rackets (such as money laundering), all the while defending themselves from rival gangs, which are controlled by other human players. The devs say it will be based on a version of Hong Kong, but just how many players will be fighting over each "Hong Kong" remains to be seen.

"Whether you choose to excel in extortion, hacking, money laundering, stolen cars, or even just good ol' fashioned violence is strictly situational and will be representational of your playstyle. It's your city to claim, and how you do it is entirely up to you," explains the game's about page.

Players will be able to build bases, control turf, and run rackets (such as money laundering)

Money laundering

Where did the inspiration to go f2p come from?

Well, so much for that franchise.

I really enjoyed the first one and was looking forward to a sequel. But this? Why turn a strictly single player experience into a MMO?

[insert gif of popular TV character transitioning from a smile to a frown.]

*sigh*

As always, the game industry can't help but fuck up the good things they have.

Yet another franchise I can feel okay about not supporting now. Fuck F2P, fuck multiplayer and fuck this decision.
Way to cock it up, guys. Well done.

well that's disappointing i really liked sleeping dogs but i don't like people they suck which is why i avoid MMOG's

Not exactly what I would have wanted but depending on its business model I might give it a chance, it might be a nice foil for the upcoming GTA V multiplayer.

Thats if the F2P isn't lame, if it is fuck it.

Well there goes any interest I had in this game. Take one of the best open world singleplayer games in years and turn it a F2P MMO. Fucking genius.

Adam Jensen:
I don't trust Square-Enix to create an F2P game without it being P2W.

Also this. Seriously, fuck Square Enix

Wow I am really getting tired of games being revealed with brief snippets of gameplay viewed over a developer's shoulder. If you don't at least have some screenshots, don't announce your project.

Anyway, this kind of reminds me of APB, which was a good idea with terrible execution. Maybe this time they'll actually follow through on it.

Ugh, yet another franchise fails to Square Enix Spin-Off Syndrome. Definitely skipping this now.

Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh.

Huge fan of Sleeping Dogs, but this sounds like utter shit. With a little cherry shit on top.

SQUEENIX!

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Sidenote: It's difficult to find a fist-shaking gif without it looking like the person is giving a ghost a handjob. This was the best I could do.

ElMinotoro:

Where did the inspiration to go f2p come from?

Actually, this sort of makes sense. It wasn't game sales that convinced them to do a sequel, it was DLC.

That being said, I'll be passing. The multiplayer element was only cool because I could play with friends, but it's PC only so I can't play with them. And I dislike the F2P model most of the time, and don't trust the guys who were charging for money packs and like three dollars a skin to give me a fair price.

A shame. I really liked Sleeping Dogs. It was one of my favourite games with Dogs in the title.

Andy Shandy:
Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh.

Huge fan of Sleeping Dogs, but this sounds like utter shit. With a little cherry shit on top.

SQUEENIX!

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Sidenote: It's difficult to find a fist-shaking gif without it looking like the person is giving a ghost a handjob. This was the best I could do.

You cannot use that gif without properly shouting "Barrowman!"

It's just wrong.

It's bad, I wished for another sandbox crime/cop thriller set in Hong Kong :( just another proof SE is run by monkeys on crack.

Pc only...boooooo

MMO...booooo

F2P....get bent, there's no such thing.

It being PC only, F2P and an MMO just spells complete doom for that title, it's not even a proper sequel and we didn't ask for such a thing, how do you get it so wrong?.

Ultratwinkie:
If this is instanced, it would work. Land is "infinite" player base raid each other.

if you fight for physical land, your game is fucked. Its opening up the door for people like buzzcutpsycho and his "friends."

Even then, buzzcutpsycho and his friends will still manage to fuck the game up. I wish it was singleplayer. I hate the roving band of trolls ruining new MMOs by sheer force.

They ruined planetside 2. They will ruin this.

I've heard the name buzzcutpsycho before, and I know that he's not well liked. But I've never learned the specifics, could someone fill me in? Googling it only provided his youtube and twitch account, which would only fill me in on his point of view.

The Goat Tsar:

Ultratwinkie:
If this is instanced, it would work. Land is "infinite" player base raid each other.

if you fight for physical land, your game is fucked. Its opening up the door for people like buzzcutpsycho and his "friends."

Even then, buzzcutpsycho and his friends will still manage to fuck the game up. I wish it was singleplayer. I hate the roving band of trolls ruining new MMOs by sheer force.

They ruined planetside 2. They will ruin this.

I've heard the name buzzcutpsycho before, and I know that he's not well liked. But I've never learned the specifics, could someone fill me in?

Buzzcutpsycho is a toxic player that roams from MMO to MMO and exploiting games. He has a whole army of trolls at his disposal to make sure he is the top ranking player of every MMO.

He uses his "friends" as shields and forbids them from taking kills. To him, they are just tools.

In Planetside 2, he blew up the spawns of his own team because a different guild deployed them. he then rebuilt the spawns and started team killing members of that guild looooooong after the battle.

Keep in mind, every player spawned is like 5 xp. Worthless. he started a team killing war in the middle of a heated battle for an important base over 5 xp. He was max level and unlocked every gun in the game.

Every single time he comes up with new ways to exploit the game's flaws. To ruin other people's fun. He got bored of Planetside 2 and left.

Also he was responsible for the faction imbalances and why the Terran Republic has a 2:1 population lead over other factions. Which made being the other factions less fun because you are so outnumbered you might as well not even try.

I also have no idea how he even has that many friends willing to take hits for him. He uses the N word, calls people fags, and has his "friends" harass people who steal his kills forever.

People wanted Sony to ban him, but Sony refused.

Ultratwinkie:
People wanted Sony to ban him, but Sony refused.

Odd, as I find Sony on the PSN to be quite strict when it comes to infractions and bans.

it could be worse, atleast it still looks like sleeping dogs

Do you publishers out there want to make my chair into an MMO while you're at it?

I mean, this is just APB 2 with base building. You haven't changed anything. Except it's now an F2P PC exclusive MMO, pretty much the worse changes you could possibly make.

Hmm, that's something.

Why have they decided to make an MMO out of Sleeping Dogs? It was great the way it was as a sandbox, singleplayer game. The main thing that worries me is that as a free to play it will just include a lot of pay to win options, making this game a either a chore to play if you are unwilling to pay or just outright frustrating when someone who bought everything steamrolls you.

I think I will be giving this a pass, never been a big fan of MMOs anyway.

That's... actually really disappointing. Personally I had been hoping for a sequel to Sleeping Dogs. You know, a single player game that would focus on a different character since Wei Shen's story is pretty much finished. What on earth gave them the idea to make it into a F2P MMO?

Either way, any interest I had in this project has pretty much disappeared.

Ultratwinkie:
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Buzzcutpsycho is a toxic player that roams from MMO to MMO and exploiting games. He has a whole army of trolls at his disposal to make sure he is the top ranking player of every MMO.

He uses his "friends" as shields and forbids them from taking kills. To him, they are just tools.

I can't decide weather or not to be impressed or say he needs to get a life

Racecarlock:
Do you publishers out there want to make my chair into an MMO while you're at it?
.

a free to sit chair....hmmm

NuclearKangaroo:
it could be worse, atleast it still looks like sleeping dogs

sleeping dogs isn't a very pretty game :/

Shadow-Phoenix:
It being PC only, F2P and an MMO just spells complete doom for that title, it's not even a proper sequel and we didn't ask for such a thing, how do you get it so wrong?.

its like making the next Dragon age into a FPS

.....oh god now it will happen, that's what the state of gaming has become, shit like that could actually be made

you done goofed. Why, of all things to turn it into, turn it into a free to play MMO? I mean, it actually makes no sense to turn a story driven GTA clone into something like this, especially after all the failed projects just like this one that have happened in the past few years.

Seems like it could be a nice cheap to produce earner. Its free to play and on PC so I'll have no issue at least trying it out (not if it was PS4 though as I don't like putting crap I'm likely not going to play on my trophy list, though I could always try it on a separate account yeah but I don't bother with such things).

Vault101:

NuclearKangaroo:
it could be worse, atleast it still looks like sleeping dogs

sleeping dogs isn't a very pretty game :/

i mean it still looks like sleeping dogs the game, instead of say, some sort of MOBA

 

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