Sleeping Dogs Aims to Please (Updated)
Square Enix have released a trailer for upcoming open worldy-type deal, Sleeping Dogs. The focus of this video is the PC exclusive features of the game, "We also added mouse and keyboard controls" proclaims Sleeping Dog's community manager. Long live PC gaming?
Obvious PC features that should be in every PC release aside, Sleeping Dogs is going to apparently make good use of DX11 features as well as have some kind of density slider to make the open world environment more populated. There's also a 'Day 1 HD Texture Pack', which makes you wonder why they couldn't include this in the base game. One interesting thing to note, is that they've partnered up with Valve to bring you some Sleeping Dogs themed Team Fortress 2 items if you preorder the game.
All this trailer is doing however, is stating the obvious. Keyboard and mouse support, 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second gameplay. It's quite sad that this needs to be announced prior to release. But I guess if they didn't, people would assume the worst, being the cynical bastards they are. The trailer itself is below.
UPDATE: Here is an official list of PC specific features.
DirectX10, 10.1, and 11 Supported
32bit and 64bit Operating Systems Supported
Advanced PC Features
Nvidia 3D Support
Nvidia Multi Screen Monitor Support
AMD EyeFinity Multi-Monitor Gold Status Support
DirectX11 Specific Features
Contact hardening shadows
Use of Direct Compute
Enhanced Performance on Dual Core and Quad Core Processors
Enhanced Performance on Nvidia SLi
Enhanced Performance on AMD Crossfire
Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller Support
Xbox360 Controller Support
Auto Pad, Mouse and Keyboard Switching
Advanced PC Graphic Features
Increased Small Object Detail
High Resolution Texture Support
High Resolution Shadows
High Quality Shadow Filters
High Quality SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion)
High Quality Motion Blur
Super Sample Anti-Aliasing
Steamworks Features Supported
Store Save Games to the Cloud
Player to Player Chat