Sleeping Dogs started development as an original title, but was announced in 2009 as True Crime: Hong Kong, the third installment and a reboot of the True Crime series. As a result of the game’s high development budget and delays, it was canceled by Activision Blizzard in 2011. Six months later, it was announced that Square Enix had picked up the publishing rights to the game, but the game was renamed Sleeping Dogs in 2012 since Square Enix did not purchase the True Crime name rights.
We are using the highest possible image quality settings at 1080p, including the high resolution texture pack.
The differences between the systems are noticeable, the MSI Z77A-G45 system is smooth throughout, with the 970 system dropping a little below the sweet spot of 25 frames per second.