United Front Hiring For Next Gen Project – Hopes Alive For Sleeping Dogs 2

United Front Games are advertising a new position with the studio. PlayStation fans will know them from their two kart racers, Modnation Racers and LittleBigPlanet Karting but it’s also definitely worth noting that they’re responsible for the excellent open world crime caper, Sleeping Dogs.

The new role, posted on their website, is for a Network / Multiplayer Programmer to work on a “next gen console title,” listing responsibilities that are very much focussed towards what you might expect any modern multiplayer game to feature. Leader boards, matchmaking, bandwidth optimisation and online lobbies are all mentioned.

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It’s pure speculation just now but the timing would seem ripe for a sequel to Sleeping Dogs. Square Enix has previously stated that it considers the open world, kung fu drama to be among its leading properties for the future. A Modnation Racers sequel would seem superfluous in the wake of LittleBigPlanet Karting and although a sequel to Sackboy’s racer might be a logical early release title for Sony’s next gen console, it seems a little too soon to be working on a sequel to a game that hasn’t exactly broken records at retail.

Of course, there’s always the hope that United Front could be working on something completely new and unannounced, but hopefully it’s alongside a nice stable development environment for Sleeping Dogs 2.

United Front is also on the look out for some people to fill other positions. Among them are animators, listing understanding of “stylized and exaggerated” movement as a key skill. The listing for Physics Engineer notes a need to understand character and vehicle physics. There are various other programming and art roles listed, all of which hint at a studio gearing up for a bright future.

Source: United Front Games via GAF.

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7 Comments

  1. Sleeping dogs is such a great game, I’m only about half way through it but I’d say far better than the last GTA and Saints Row games. The combat and driving are awesome. This is definately good news if it’s a sequel they’re working

  2. I’ve yet to play SD, as I’m getting it with Plus, but I’d love to see a full sequel. The jump we usually see between a 1 and a 2 in a series tends to be pretty massive (Uncharted, AC etc.) and so Sleeping Dogs 2 would be undoubtedly amazing if all went well.

  3. Sleeping Dogs was an absolute stunning game, was one of the best games of last year. I also dont think i came across an ending for game like Sleeping Dogs that came with such an emotional punch imho.

  4. Bought Sleeping Dogs over the Christmas sale period. Yet to try it yet though. Liking what I have heard about it though.

  5. I need to play if more…. can’t get interested enough.

  6. One of my favourite games of last year, Seeping Dogs really does deserve a sequel

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