Some choice quotes from their Reddit AMA
that gives a little more insight and makes it seem more like Clash of Clans or Mafia Wars or something:
Have you guys been working on Sleeping Dogs 2, or has your focus been completely on Triad Wars?
Right now we are totally focused on making Triad Wars as awesome as it could be - but would love to continue making games in the Sleeping Dogs universe.
What is Triad Wars going to be exactly? I understand that it utilizes the combat from Sleeping Dogs but what is the main gameplay hook?
All the great action mechanics from Sleeping Dogs is at the heart of Triad Wars but we've expanded on that with strategy based empire building components. Which really changes it up.
Will there be any direct PvP in the game? If so, will it be mandatory or optional? Additionally, what sort of cooperative content will be available for people that want to play together?
You'll be playing against real players online asynchronously
Hi UFG. I love Sleeping Dogs and am a big fan. However, I'm concerned about the Triad Wars being strictly an online game (like GTA online). Is it true the game will be like that? Or will there be a story line a la Wei Shen?
Triad Wars is more about the story you create for your character within the universe of Sleeping Dogs than a single persons story