Gameplay footage from the cancelled version of True Crime: Hong Kong/Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs was one of the most beautiful and cool open-world games in the previous generation. Inspired by movies like Infernal Affairs, this game put you in the shoes of an undercover police offer that has to infiltrate – and destroy from the inside – the Sun On Yee Triad organization.

However, there was a time when Sleeping Dogs (before Square Enix acquiring it, when it was known as True Crime: Hong Kong) was cancelled by Activision. In 2011, Activision decided to pull the plug and cancel True Crime: Hong Kong due to numerous delays and budget issues. Thankfully, Square Enix acquired the rights and YouTube’s ‘NeoGamer’ has shared all the gameplay footage that was shown for that cancelled version of Sleeping Dogs.

Fans of Sleeping Dogs will immediately notice the similarities between these two games. In fact, the chasing sequence in the market is pretty much identical (though it was more polished and better looking in Sleeping Dogs).

It’s pretty amazing witnessing some of our beloved games in their early stages and while these gameplay videos are old (you can see that some of them are from Gamespot while others are from G4), I’m pretty sure that some will be interested in them.


True Crime: Hong Kong (Sleeping Dogs Beta Version) - All the Gameplay and Trailers

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