Sleeping Dogs started development as an original title, but was announced in 2009 as True Crime: Hong Kong, the third instalment and a reboot of the True Crime series.
As a result of the game’s high development budget and delays, it was cancelled 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 used a mixture of the highest settings and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Our data was recorded using the game’s built-in benchmark.
Sleeping Dogs takes a hit from the M8’s lower component frequencies, but the frame rates are still at playable levels.