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 configured the game to use low image quality settings but holding the native 1080p resolution. We didn’t think the results would be very good, as this is a demanding game.
We used the built in benchmark for these results, so you can compare directly against your own system.
The game is not quite playable at these settings, smooth enough in some environments, but struggling when the density increases. We would need to lower the resolution to 720p to help improve the frame rate.