If you’ve been following Gaming Irresponsibly for the past month, you know I have a strong anticipation for the upcoming United Front game Sleeping Dogs. The reasons why elude me but my faith is strong that the quality of the product will be up to snuff with my anticipations. But, sadly, since I shall be experiencing my Sleeping Dogs on a Xbox 360, I won’t be getting the “PC-specific features.”
“With an array of advanced graphical features on-board, the Windows PC release gives gamers with the hardware bandwidth a host of graphical enhancements, hardware optimisations and support for the latest AMD and Nvidia features.
The high-resolution texture pack updates the game to a new level, bringing eye-watering detail and crisp clear rendering to everything from city skyscrapers to crumbling ancient temples. Another layer of depth is added for gamers running at higher resolutions using increased small object detail to render smaller items of the world from a far greater distance to give an incredible sense of scale and detail. In-game shadows receive a significant upgrade with support for high-resolution shadow textures, high quality shadow filters and support for Screen Space Ambient Occlusion. Sleeping Dogs features performance enhancements for both dual and quad core PC setups, enhanced performance for Nvidia SLI and AMD Crossfire, support for keyboard and mouse setup (including key mapping) and optimisations for both 3D and multi monitors on both AMD and Nvidia hardware.” – Press release sent out by Square Enix
Thankfully, the PC-specific features are solely visual based and won’t affect the gameplay. Though that doesn’t mar the fact that more beauty in a game is never a bad thing to add, and I’m sure it’s much easier to accomplish on the PC than it is on PS3 or Xbox 360. I’ve always wanted a PC that could run anything and everything but have never been able to acquire one, whether it be due to money issues or just the realization that I’ve got all I want on my consoles. That could change soon though as that PC itch is really starting to get to me.
Either way, what system will you be picking Sleeping Dogs up on? Or are you not picking it up at all? Let us know!