Sleeping Dogs Spin-off Triad Wars to Shut Down


Triad Wars, the slightly underwhelming online spin-off to Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs, will be coming to an end early next year, getting shut down before it even finished its beta period.

The developers at United Front Games announced the closure of the open world free-to-play multiplayer title earlier today, which was quickly followed by a mass of people asking why they'd never heard there was a Sleeping Dogs spin-off in the first place.

john_UFG posted to the official forum:

“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. 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. Thank you very much for all the testing, feedback and support!”

The third person action game shared a lot of similarities with its predecessor - including its focus on action, side missions and exploring Hong Kong - but it was never especially well optimized or popular.