True Crime: Hong Kong - or whatever the game will be called since Activision retains the rights to the True Crime moniker - will be released next year, according to Square-Enix, who will be publishing the game for developer United Front Games after Activision dropped it.
“We’re really pleased to be working with Square Enix London Studios and their excitement on the game means a great deal to us,” said United Front Games president Stefan Wessels stated in a presser. “This is a game we are so passionate about and we believe that together we can fulfil its full potential and deliver something really special.”
“There’s an incredible new game engine, a rich story with deep and complex characters and gameplay features which have simply never been seen at this level in an openworld game. We have thoroughly assessed the project and are very well aligned with where the game needs to go in order to be successful. Our team has a history of working with premium independent studios and we believe we can work together with United Front Games to make this one of the stand-out titles in the genre,” Square-Enix general manager Lee Singleton beamed.
United Front Games is best known for developing ModNation Racers. True Crime: Hong Kong will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.