New Mafia Game Confirmed by Hangar 13 –

Developer Hangar 13 has said very little officially after the 2016s Mafia III; reports and leaks from previous projects have done most of the talking. One of those reports said the team was working on a new one Mafia game, which the studio has just confirmed.

The news broke through one post on Mafia website containing interviews intended to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. The feature reviews the series, how they got involved, its impact, 2020’s remake of the first game and more before turning to Mafia‘s future, which General Manager Roman Hladík spoke quite clearly about.

“I am pleased to confirm that we have started work on a brand new one Mafia project!” he said. “Even though it’s a few years away and we can’t share anything more right now, we’re really excited to continue working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.”

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He didn’t go into detail, but it fits a previous report. In May, Kotaku reported that a new entry was “early in development” and would use Unreal Engine 5, not the engine used for Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia II: Definitive Editionand Mafia III, all of which had technical problems. It is also expected to be a prequel, but Hladík did not confirm that part of the story.

Hangar 13 was also reportedly given a choice to make another one Mafia game in 2017 or something new. The team chose the latter, but reportedly went through three failed or canceled games in the years since: a musical game codenamed Rhapsody, a codenamed third-person action game Voltageand a loot-based ARPG codename Mosaic. Hangar 13 also had layoffs in 2017 and 2018 and lost some of its management in May 2022. With all this turmoil, it seems that Hangar 13 is trying to find stability through an established franchise.

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