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 tested this title at 1920×1080 with the highest image quality settings.The GTX770 struggled with this particular engine at 2560×1600 with the same image quality settings.
At 1080p, the system coped better with the demanding engine, averaging 50 frames per second. The frame rate was held above 30 at all times.