On that fateful day, Activision canceled both the future of the Guitar Hero franchise and United Front Game’s True Crime: Hong Kong. It was at that same time, Activision CEO Eric Hirsberg said in response to the cancellation, “To be blunt, it just wasn’t going to be good enough.” Square Enix aim to prove him wrong as they have officially picked up the rights to the True Crime reboot.
Square Enix London Studios general manager Lee Singleton told Gamasutra, “When we first saw and got our hands on the game we fell in love with it.”
The game remains in development at United Front, but it will be managed by Square Enix London Studios, the same team that helped Rocksteady create that pretty great Batman: Arkham Asylum game.
Square Enix only acquired the rights to the game itself, not the license, so that means it will not support a “True Crime” moniker.