Sorry, Sleeping Dogs fans. You waited so patiently while United Front Games worked for a few years on the Triad Wars MMO boondoggle. You held your breath when the studio announced the early access microtransaction engine Smash+Grab. You bravely stayed the course, but it was all for naught. You’ll likely never get Sleeping Dogs 2 now. At least, not the one you imagined, if publisher Square-Enix ever revives the franchise and gives it to another studio. United Front Games is no more. Smash & Grab has already been de-listed from Steam and developer tweets from the Canadian studio responsible for the open-world Hong Kong brawler indicate the company has run out of time.
United Front Games was started in 2007, and besides Sleeping Dogs, they created ModNation Racers on the PlayStation 3 and worked on Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One. You can read Tom’s thought on Sleeping Dogs here.