The True Crime franchise was not a really successful one – just like most of the GTA-like games weren’t – but it appears that Activision still has faith in the game and decided to bring it back to life sometime in 2010 with a new developer and brand new ideas behind the gameplay.
Promising to take inspiration from Hollywood and Asian cinema styles, True Crime will follow the detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to deliver a complete reboot of the True Crime experience,” said Stephen van der Mescht, Executive Producer at United Front Games. “As our Spike TV VGA reveal trailer shows, we are dedicated to creating both an exceptional open-world gameplay experience through our combat, free-running, shooting and driving mechanics, as well as a rich story with memorable recurring characters. We want players to feel like an undercover cop experiencing the moral dilemmas and life and death situations of the HK underworld.”
At the moment, everything sounds just find, but there’s a big obstacle Activision and especially the developers, United Front Games: to make sure that the game is not as glitchy and of poor quality like the previous two ones (especially TC: NYC).