But mostly DLC. And hopping vampires.
By Jess Colwill on October 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm
With its first DLC pack on the way, Sleeping Dogs producer Dan Sochan has sat down with Official Playstation Magazine UK to talk about the games DLC packs and the possibility of a sequel – or even a franchise!
“A few months before we shipped Square told us they wanted to do DLC so we made sure we could technically do add ons. But we really spent every waking hour and then some making sure the game was as polished and as bug free as it could be,” Sochan told OPM, describing how the DLC isn’t anything cut from the game or in anyway held back. Work on the DLC didn’t begin until Sleeping Dogs was “done and shipped out the door”.
But when work on the game’s extra content did begin, the team wanted to make sure they had fun with it. “We were all really tired and a little burned out after the full game, but working on something that was a complete departure from what we had done in the past was invigorating.” The inspiration for the DLC’s content came, Sochan said, mainly from timing. “When looking at our timeline we said ‘Well, our first gameplay pack would be coming out around Halloween. We looked at Big Trouble In Little China, Chinese lore and this idea of hopping vampires. We thought the idea of these Jiang Shi, hopping vampires, is something very unique and different.”
So what about the future for Sleeping Dogs? At the moment, Sochan said, they have 6 months worth of DLC planned. As far as a sequel goes, “Square, from the very beginning, were showing that they believed in us and believed in this game as a potential franchise.” When it comes to specifics, though, Sochan had to be more circumspect, “I can’t really comment on a sequel right now. Our main focus is on putting out quality DLC so people see value and continue to want to show interest in the franchise. Then we can evaluate and look at it at that point.”
Source: Official Playstation Magazine UK