United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

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United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Prey » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:05 am

Confirmed via Twitter this morning the Sleeping Dogs developer has shut its doors...

Currently mourning the best job I've ever had, and the most wonderful team I've ever worked with.
The end of a great era.
Goodbye, UFG.

http://www.pcgamer.com/united-front-gam ... available/

No Sleeping Dogs 2 then. :| Time to fire up my still mostly unplayed Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. Hopefully all the guys who were already comprised of ex Volition devs and more find themselves a new home sometime soon.
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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby DjchunKfunK » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:51 am

I guess the launch of Smash+Grab into Early Access didn't go as they hoped. To be honest it didn't look great and it didn't look like they were ever going to be able to work on a Sleeping Dogs 2. Still it's a shame to see a studio close.
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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby MidnightBarber » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:17 pm

I think maybe it didn't get the marketing it deserved.

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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Animalmother » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 pm

Is Sleeping Dogs the only game they've made since 2012? Might explain the closure :/

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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Edwin » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:10 pm

They made a weird Sleeping Dogs based MMO that got very bad reviews.
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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Lee » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:00 am

https://techraptor.net/content/united-f ... smash-grab

The closure of United Front Games came about just a couple of days ago. They are now offering refunds to anyone who asks on Steam for their latest release SMASH+GRAB, regardless of hours played, through the Steam refund system.
You can, of course, keep the game if you would like, but the servers that support SMASH+GRAB will likely not stay up too much longer. However, SMASH+GRAB was removed from the Steam store the same day the announcement of United Front Games’ closure, so it is no longer obtainable. The store page is still up, though all you can do is request a refund through it.

The reasons as to why United Front Games was closed, and that development for SMASH+GRAB is likely over, have yet to be revealed. The game was pulled in the midst of a Free Weekend on Steam as well. More questions as to what happened at United Front Games get raised when you consider the fact that the game is at “Mostly Positive” on Steam and our own Jordan Oloman enjoyed his time when he previewed it, and that the delisting and shutdown appeared to happen during their Steam Free Weekend, albeit near the end.

It's nice they're doing refunds on the game since it won't work for long.
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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Jez » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Aye an honourable thing to do indeed. I take it this was some manner of online only thing?

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Re: United Front Games Closes (Sleeping Dogs Developer)

Postby Snowy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:39 pm

MidnightBarber wrote:I think maybe it didn't get the marketing it deserved.

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