Sleeping Dogs spin-off Triad Wars gets lots of new screenshots

Publisher Square Enix has recently released a lot of new screenshots for its upcoming free-to-play massive multiplayer online title, Triad Wars. Taking into account the game’s F2P nature, these latest screens looks pretty good, and – not surprisingly, since it’s being made by the same developer – it resembles United Front Games’ Sleeping Dogs quite a lot.

Triad Wars is a spin-off to the 2012’s Sleeping Dogs and the second instalment in the Sleeping Dogs series. The game will have more traditional MMO elements than Sleeping Dogs, with the central goal being to “rise to power as a criminal kingpin of the Triad underworld.” According to the game’s producer Justin Bullard, United Front had wanted to expand on the universe created in Sleeping Dogs, so the developer opted for a broader audience by creating an online-only title. That said, Triad Wars is not a sequel to United Front’s original entry in the Hong Kong saga, but more of an expansion.

Furthermore, you will asynchronously experience Triad Wars with other players, this basically meaning everyone plays on one server, but since it’s asynchronous, you’ll be competing against a smaller set of players at any one time. So what about that sequel to Sleeping Dogs you’ve all been waiting for? Right now, everyone is focused on Triad Wars, but that doesn’t exclude a potential sequel, as the producer puts it. “Right now, we are totally focused on making Triad Wars as awesome as it could be – but would love to continue making games in the Sleeping Dogs universe.”

Finally, Bullard had also talked about the engine powering Triad Wars, and the fact that United Front would like to bring said online-only title to other platforms, as well. “Our hope is to get this game on everything”, explained the producer. “We’ve spent a lot of time upgrading the engine and making tech improvements to ensure we are able to get it running on any platform. So while it’s PC for now… stay tuned”.