Square Enix Publishes True Crime Anyway
Despite Activision deciding against the publication of True Crime Hong Kong, Square Enix has instead stepped in and taken the title under its wing, announcing that they thought it fun enough to add to their game library; that and I imagine they’re desperate to be remembered for something other than just Final Fantasy.
“When we met the team at United Front Games it was a done deal in our eyes — we instantly recognised the huge potential in the game and the team,” said Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios.
“UFG is an incredibly talented team, who have individually worked on some of the biggest games in our industry, and this talent shines through from the moment you walk in the door.”
The name will be changing as Activision still owns that trademark, though no word yet on what the revamped title will be for now.
“Our team has worked very hard to find a solution where everybody wins. Square Enix gets the benefit of the tremendous investment we’ve made in the game thus far,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said. “UFG gets to stay together and complete their vision. And gamers get to play a great game. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Evidently while Activision didn’t have too much of a problem with the game itself, their reason for cancelling the project in early 2011 was down to it not being of a “high enough” margin.
The sandbox crime fighting title has no release date as of yet, but is expected to be release on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime in early 2012.