Excellent kung fu sandbox Sleeping Dogs has been available to buy at approximately four Quid for the last few years, but if you'd rather spend £40-50 on a "definitive" next-gen console version, Square Enix will happily take your money from October. Also, we should probably play cards at some point.
The remastered version of Sleeping Dogs still doesn't officially exist, but Amazon have now listed the Definitive Edition for both PS4 and Xbox One; showcasing box art, pre-order details and even a release date of October 14th. Sometimes rumours can be hard to call one way or the other, but I don't think anyone can quibble with this one. Expect a Gamescom reveal, or confirmation over the next fortnight.
Amazon's skinny blurb defines this new version as "the definitive edition of the critically acclaimed open world action-adventure rebuilt specifically for next-gen consoles including all the previously released DLCs valued at $85." They've listed the RRP at a full $59.99.
Which, frankly, seems a bit steep. Sleeping Dogs is discounted to £3.74 so often that most of us view it as the game's recommended retail price, while the PS3 and Xbox 360 console version sells for around a tenner these days, not including a stint on Xbox Live Games With Gold. I appreciate that the Definitive Edition includes a swathe of (rather uninspiring) DLC and a visual makeover, but do we really need to shell out for this one again?
It's certainly not the first remaster of this new generation, seeing as it follows TLOU Remastered, the Master Chief Collection, GTA V and Squeenix' own Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition to name a few. Personally I'm not opposed to these remakes and remasters as a concept, but they need to be priced appropriately... so going up against the 4-game Master Chief Collection and eyepopping The Last Of Us: Remastered at the same level seems churlish to say the least.
Still, it's your opinion (and money) that counts. Would you pick up Sleeping Dogs on new consoles, or is this a golden opportunity to experience the game for the first time? Let us know in the comments!