Triad Wars will close beta in January amidst negative feedback

The player base has spoken and it's been a resounding thumbs down for Triad Wars, so developer United Front Games has announced the beta will close its doors next month.


Late last year, Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games announced its next game, an online-only PC effort called Triad Wars. The game has been in beta for about a year and it appears that player feedback has not been positive. Amidst the clamor from its players, United Front announced today that the beta will be shutting down in January.

"Since the start of the Triad Wars Closed Beta this year, diligent Enforcers have run rampant through the streets of Hong Kong, killing rivals and building Empires," reads the Triad Wars forum post. "During this time we have gathered immense amounts of feedback, information, and data on the game. We've loved seeing how you’ve played Triad Wars but we know it wasn’t right for many of you, so we're letting you know today that we are going to close the beta on January 20th 2016 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. That's 4 weeks from today and over this time we're going to leave the game up and running for you to continue to enjoy but we will not be accepting any more purchases. To help you enjoy these final 4 weeks we're going to make Gold available free of charge and we'll shortly be posting news on the forums about how to deal with refunds of unused Gold. Thank you very much for all the testing, feedback and support!"

Player feedback towards Triad Wars over the past year has not been kind, with players (including some of our Chatty posters) lambasting the game for including the worst elements of free-to-play mobile gaming. With Triad Wars set to close its doors, it's unknown whether the project will be canceled outright or go back to the drawing board to return later in a new form. Shacknews has reached out to United Front and will update this post with any new information.

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