Grand Theft Auto V may be all the rage right now, but we still think that Sleeping Dogs is a stronger game in places. The controls, for starters, aren’t an outright mess, while the combat – be it melee or weapon-based – is much better in United Front Games’ release. As such, it’s pretty exciting to learn that the Canadian studio is working on a follow-up of sorts.

The developer’s being outrageously cagey at the moment, but it has confirmed that it’s constructing a title called Triad Wars, which is set in the same universe as last year’s sandbox hit. “It’s something that we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again – but that’s all that we can give you for the time being,” the company noted on its website.

While this is obviously great news, we’re wary of the wording in the post. The text doesn’t explicitly state that the game is a sequel, and neither does it note that it’s a console release. Square Enix has been pushing into the mobile market hard of late, so this could easily end up being a smartphone spin-off. We’ll find out in 2014, when the firm has promised to uncover exactly what it’s got in store.