Recently Activision decided to cancel True Crime: Hong Kong after being in development for a couple of years. Most people were quite surprised to hear this, especially as the game was going to be a reboot of the series.
Fortunately for those people, Square Enix picked up the title. According to Gamasutra, the Japanese publisher now has the rights to develop True Crime: Hong Kong. Though the company has picked up the game, they still don’t have the rights to the franchise, so they’ll rebrand the game before it officially comes out. United Front, the original developer of the open-world crime title, will be working alongside Square Enix London Studios.
The game was originally cancelled on February because according to Activision “it wasn’t going to be good enough.” However, this is what Square Enix London Studios general manager Lee Singleton said to Gamasutra: “When we first saw and got our hands on the game we fell in love with it,” and he also stated that “We see this as a fantastic opportunity to create a new and unique franchise which gamers will come to know and love for years to come.”
The game’s official release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, so expect more news about it soon.