New Mafia game confirmed to be in improvement as a part of collection’ twentieth anniversary

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It’s been just a few years since we’ve seen a completely new Mafia title. Mafia III arrived in 2016, and whereas we did get Mafia: Definitive Edition as a part of the Mafia Trilogy in 2020, it was a remake of the unique 2002 game. It may need modified its mission design and up to date lots of its gameplay mechanics, however on the finish of the day, it was a rehash. Fans will probably be glad to know {that a} true fourth game within the collection is within the works.

A twentieth anniversary interview was posted on the official Mafia web site, and it concludes with the announcement of a brand new game by Hangar 13 common supervisor Roman Hladík. “I’m happy to confirm we’ve started work on an all-new Mafia project,” the GM declares. “While it’s a few years away and we can’t share anything more right now, we’re really excited to keep working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.” There’s no uncertainty there: a brand new Mafia game is coming sooner or later. Platforms and launch date are understandably up within the air, but it surely’s good to have affirmation.

It’s particularly good to listen to contemplating there was a report a couple of new Mafia game in improvement earlier this 12 months. That report got here alongside the departure of two high-ranking members of developer Hangar 13: studio head Haden Blackman and COO Matthew Urban. Just just a few months earlier than, in fall 2021, we discovered that Take-Two and 2K cancelled an unannounced game codenamed Volt. It’s unclear if that venture was associated to Mafia in any manner, however if you mix that with studio departures, it’s reassuring to know what Hangar 13 remains to be engaged on extra Mafia.

The most up-to-date numbered game within the collection, Mafia III, noticed Vietnam veteran Lincoln Clay tangling with the mob in a fictionalized model of New Orleans. It featured plenty of distinctive automobiles and money-making schemes.