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Ka-pi96 said:
shikamaru317 said: 

Not really the same though. Most, if not all, of those were deemed successful enough to continue the franchise and make sequels etc. Expanding into other media makes much more sense in that case. But if they think it wasn't successful enough to continue the franchise and make a Sleeping Dogs 2... then why waste money producing a movie?

I don't recall Square ever saying it wasn't successful enough for a sequel. They had United Front working on an MMO version of Sleeping Dogs for like 2 years, before they decided to cancel it because it wasn't what the fans wanted. They never ruled out a proper AAA singleplayer sequel after that. Of course United Front has shut down since then and Square's 1st party western studios are all busy with other games right now (Shadow of the Tomb Raider and 2 Marvel games), but Square could always partner with a 3rd party independent studio to make Sleeping Dogs 2. If anything I'd say the fact that this movie is in development is a positive sign for the future of the game series, they may well be planning to release a sequel around the same time that the movie releases (most likely in 2019 at some point).

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 05 February 2018