Sleeping Dogs spinoff game Triad Wars is shutting down next month

Sleeping Dogs was by all accounts a very good game, an open world GTA "clone" that had an interesting narrative, some great brawler combat and a giant map to explore, all the fun stuff. So I wasn't surprised when I heard it would be getting a spin-off game but for some reason that spin-off, Triad Wars, ended up being a "not really multiplayer" multiplayer game set in a small chunk of the Sleeping Dogs world.

Despite the game being a disappointment for Sleeping Dogs fans its still a sad thing to see the Triad Wars team announce that they will be closing down the game next month, on January 20th.

Here's the full announcement:

"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!"

What this means for the future of the Sleeping Dogs franchise I don't know but I for one would love to see more of it. That aside, if you ever wanted to try out Triad Wars now would be the time given that all in-game purchases will be free of charge and the population quite high for the next few days.