Following the Amazon leak earlier this week, Square Enix has confirmed that Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 10 in Europe and October 14 in North America.
Taking advantage of the new consoles, this remastered update of Sleeping Dogs will run at 1080p on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but Square Enix wouldn’t reveal if Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition would be either 30fps or 60fps. They did say, however, that the gameplay will be tuned, and the audio and video will be upgraded.
In addition to the core Sleeping Dogs game, the Definitive Edition includes “a total of 24 pieces of downloadable content [that] have been integrated into the gaming experience, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare In North Point.”
Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games, talked about the new edition:
It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about. We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.
Jon Brooke, VP of Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix Europe, added:
Sleeping Dogs was a huge success and bringing it to the new generation of consoles was an easy decision. Updated visuals and the inclusion of all the downloadable content really makes this the Definitive Edition of the game.
Will you be buying Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition this October?