UK games retailer ShopTo listed versions of Sleeping Dogs for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was titled as Sleeping Dogs HD and was priced at £54.99. According to the image, the game will release on November 21. After the news broke, the listing was promptly pulled.
This marks one of many recent leaks for re-releases of previous generation titles. Many of these leaks turned out to be true. The Last of Us: Remastered Edition was leaked a few months back and confirmed by Sony. The same situation occured with The Walking Dead: Season One. Given this information, it seems very likely that Sleeping Dogs HD is in fact real. The release date may still be unconfirmed however.
Sleeping Dogs was originally released back in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Sleeping Dogs was initially developed under Activision as True Crime: Hong Kong, the third entry in the series. However, after Activision dropped the project, Square Enix picked up the game and re-branded it. The commercial success of Sleeping Dogs has ensured that a sequel will be coming later down the line.
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The sequel titled Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars was confirmed to be in development late last year. However, no other information regarding the title has been revealed since. Given that Sleeping Dogs released nearly two years ago, it seems unlikely that gamers won’t get their first glimpse at this new game by the end of the year, demonstrating next generation technology.
Square Enix in particular has a reputation for re-releasing a number of the games they publish. It was only earlier this year that the company released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One to recuperate development costs. Similarly, Square Enix has been re-releasing a number of the Kingdom Hearts games, though those are older and were bundled together.