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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition all but confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition all but confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

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!

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stevenjameshyde  Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:49

I'm pretty sure I already own a free copy of this on Games with Gold and PS Plus. Remasters serve a purpose when they're catering to new console owners (TLoU for former 360 owners, Metro for former PS3 owners) or filling in gaps in a painfully thin release schedule (Tomb Raider/Rayman ealier this year), but I can't see how this does either. Waste of time.

snotters  Aug. 7, 2014 at 11:15

Can you play this on the Wii u?

TheChappy  Aug. 7, 2014 at 11:21

I never played sleeping dogs on any platform. But when i heard rumours about 2 months ago of a next gen version in the making, i bought a ps3 copy for 5 pound just so i wouldnt be tempted to pay 40 quid for a graphics update. But after playing it for an hour or two the controls werent as smooth as i would of wanted. And the graphics were a bit last gen (wonder why?). So if they can make the animations and the controls a lot smoother, especially the martial arts combat, it might be worth remastering. But then again maybe not?

TheChappy  Aug. 7, 2014 at 11:22

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.

Crazy Jamie  Aug. 7, 2014 at 11:32

I really did enjoy this; certainly one of the most underrated games of this generation for me. But it strikes me as a very odd choice of game to remaster. Surely they don't actually expect it to sell very well?

Late  Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:34

As above - I can't see this selling well.
It was a fantastic game a couple of years ago, but it's been "free" for subscribers on last gen consoles, and dirt cheap at retail for ages (I seem to recall it was about a tenner only three or four months after it's release. As a Square Enix release a rapid price decrease is pretty much to be expected, but not to that degree.)
Who in their right mind would pay over £20 to get it on current gen?
Are they hoping to entice those of us who have already played it, or those who haven't yet? If you've already played it then you're not likely to pay full whack to replay it. If you haven't already played it then it's unlikely you're going to want to pay full price for it on your new console when you shunned it when it was cheap/free on your last console.

Surely it would've made more sense to have the studio make a sequel rather than waste time making a HD "port" of the original game.

stevenjameshyde  Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:49

The release date must be within a few weeks of next-gen GTA5 as well, which will put a sizeable dent in sales

TheChappy  Aug. 7, 2014 at 14:26

I think they are aiming at people like me who never played it before, like they did with tomb raider. But tomb raider wasnt given away for free on plus or gold so who the hell knows.

Breadster  Aug. 7, 2014 at 16:08

This is a really strange remaster choice. I really enjoyed the game but I don't see the point in remastering it. I certainly don't plan on picking it up again and as Late pointed out, there's been plenty of opportunities to pick it up for cheap/free so if you had wanted to try it out, you would have by now.

Also charging full price for it and bringing it out when all the games start to come out is just ridiculously dumb. I got the game when it first came out and I still only paid £30 for it then, brand new.

snotters  Aug. 7, 2014 at 17:55

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.


Tsk - ask a perfectly reasonable question! I would have thought Xbox one and ps4 would also include wii, as they'Re all part of the same company!

Anarchist  Aug. 8, 2014 at 00:13

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.


Tsk - ask a perfectly reasonable question! I would have thought Xbox one and ps4 would also include wii, as they'Re all part of the same company!


Sorry Snotters, but this is a very weird and really boring way of trolling. One glance at your past posts show you're clearly not this much of a retard.

Although, in some ways you clearly are a retard. These posts aren't funny, intelligent, insulting, or anything else really. They're just a bit retarded.

TheChappy  Aug. 8, 2014 at 06:50

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.


Tsk - ask a perfectly reasonable question! I would have thought Xbox one and ps4 would also include wii, as they'Re all part of the same company!


Sorry Snotters, but this is a very weird and really boring way of trolling. One glance at your past posts show you're clearly not this much of a retard.

Although, in some ways you clearly are a retard. These posts aren't funny, intelligent, insulting, or anything else really. They're just a bit retarded.


Haha. Sorry snotters, but Anarchist is right. You're being a retard.

Last edited by TheChappy, Aug. 8, 2014 at 06:53
Yukes  Aug. 8, 2014 at 07:38

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.


Tsk - ask a perfectly reasonable question! I would have thought Xbox one and ps4 would also include wii, as they'Re all part of the same company!


Sorry Snotters, but this is a very weird and really boring way of trolling. One glance at your past posts show you're clearly not this much of a retard.

Although, in some ways you clearly are a retard. These posts aren't funny, intelligent, insulting, or anything else really. They're just a bit retarded.


Haha. Sorry snotters, but Anarchist is right. You're being a retard.


Wait, back up a second...so can I play this on the fridge?

Anarchist  Aug. 8, 2014 at 08:14

Yes snotters,, and you can play it on the dvd player as well. Or the fridge.


Tsk - ask a perfectly reasonable question! I would have thought Xbox one and ps4 would also include wii, as they'Re all part of the same company!


Sorry Snotters, but this is a very weird and really boring way of trolling. One glance at your past posts show you're clearly not this much of a retard.

Although, in some ways you clearly are a retard. These posts aren't funny, intelligent, insulting, or anything else really. They're just a bit retarded.


Haha. Sorry snotters, but Anarchist is right. You're being a retard.


Wait, back up a second...so can I play this on the fridge?


Yes, as long as you have a Sony Box Live Network subscription for it.

Late  Aug. 8, 2014 at 10:16

My cat's breath smells of cat food.

TheChappy  Aug. 8, 2014 at 16:06

I done a poo.

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