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#1 7 years ago

Great news came a couple days ago from Gamasutra. Square Enix jumped in and saved the day by buying the rights to True Crime: Hong Kong from Activision following their having canceled the project earlier this year. Now if you're thinking, "So what, the first two True Crime games kinda sucked...", well, this one has a nice mix of talented devs from all over working on it ala United Front Games, and so far the look of the graphics, physics and gameplay are noticeably superior to the prior games. I only wish the former IW devs as much success with their future endeavors as this team will no doubt enjoy on this project. Who needs Activision, they just seem to get in the way of great talent.

But enough, judge for yourselves:

Gamasutra - News - Square Enix Nabs Rights To True Crime: Hong Kong From Activision




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#2 7 years ago

Well, Square Enix made a fan out of me by publishing the glory that was Just Cause 2 so I'm certainly interested in where they will take this. Plus, I think this game has immense potential if done in a John Woo Hong Kong action film style.


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#3 7 years ago

Some of the developers on United Front Games worked on Just Cause 2. You can tell by the look of the city settings and the TOD lighting, looks a bit like JC2 in some ways.

Here's GT4's interview with Van Der Mescht: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/703100/video-stephen-van-der-mescht-talks-true-crime-at-gdc-2010/




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#4 7 years ago

I thought the devs didn't like where TC: Hong Kong was going, or was that a publisher lie? I know it was cancelled due to sales fears. That's what you get from being under a "profit and nothing else" publisher, though.

Who needs Activision, they just seem to get in the way of great talent.

Activision eats talent. What they excrement is either a closed studio, a studio likely permanently locked on a franchise for eternity (like those making the Prototype games), or another CoD dev studio.




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#5 7 years ago
>Omen<;5540992Here's GT4's interview with Van Der Mescht: Video: Stephen Van Der Mescht Talks True Crime At GDC 2010 - G4tv.com

Awesome, just like I said, they are going in a Hong Kong action cinema direction. I'll eagerly await this, this has the potential to be awesome.


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#6 7 years ago

Square Enix has drawn some trash talk from gamers on recent titles they've been involved with, but I think this move shows they are committed to improving their game base. I'm also impressed with what I've heard about United Front Games. Van Der Mescht seems passionate about getting things right.