Sleeping Dogs spin-off Triad Wars shuts down

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:10 GMT

Triad Wars, the free-to-play online-only Sleeping Dogs spin-off will cease to exist later this month.

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Triad Wars, which was announced back in 2014 as a spiritual successor to Sleeping Dogs, will soon be no more. The game was pitched as an online, free-to-play shooter set in the game’s original universe, where players of rival gangs build their empires and compete against one another.

The game was in closed beta since early last year, and it looks like most of us will never get to play it, as developer United Front announced it’s shutting the beta down on January 20.

“Since the start of the Triad Wars Closed Beta this year, diligent Enforcers have run rampant through the streets of Hong Kong, killing rivals and building Empires. During this time we have gathered immense amounts of feedback, information, and data on the game,” the studio’s statement read.

“We’ve loved seeing how you’ve played Triad Wars but we know it wasn’t right for many of you so we’re letting you know today that we are going to close the beta and service on January 20th 2016 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

“That’s 4 weeks from today and over this time we’re going to leave the game up and running for you to continue to enjoy but we will not be accepting any more purchases. To help you enjoy these final 4 weeks we’re going to make Gold available free of charge and we’ll shortly be posting news on the forums about how to deal with refunds of unused Gold.”

United Front advised those who have purchased Gold during December to contact support for refunds.

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