Sleeping Dogs spin-off Triad Wars is to close on January 20, United Front Games has announced.

The game launched on PC in closed beta in early 2015 but, by the developer's own admission, "wasn't right for many" players, most of which had likely been expecting an online version of Sleeping Dogs.

"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," UFG posted on the game's website. "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 and service on January 20th 2016 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time."

The game will remain open until then, but players will no longer be able to purchase any new Gold from the in-game store. Players who have unspent Gold in their account will also be able to request a refund, the developer says.

"To help you enjoy these final... 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," UFG continued. "Thank you very much for all the testing, feedback and support!"

Triad Wars had previously been due to launch in full last year and sees players competing against others in an online city set within the Sleeping Dogs universe.

Source: forums.triadwars.com