January 29, 2023

Hangar 13 has confirmed {that a} new Mafia sport is in improvement, however says it is “in a couple of years.”

In an interview marking the franchise’s twentieth anniversary, the corporate confirmed that they’re engaged on a brand new sport within the open-world crime franchise.

“I am comfortable to substantiate that we have began work on a model new Mafia mission!” stated Hangar 13 CEO Roman Hladik.

“Though it is only some years away and we will not share something extra proper now, we’re thrilled to maintain engaged on this beloved franchise and hold our gamers entertained with new tales.”

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The sport is rumored to be a prequel, based on a Kotaku report launched earlier this yr.

The final sport within the collection, Mafia 3, was launched to combined evaluations in 2016. With the discharge of Mafia: Definitive Version, the unique sport from 2002 has been remade for contemporary consoles.

The information follows a tough yr for Hangar 13 as studio head Hayden Blackman left the studio and father or mother firm 2K.

Blackman reportedly stepped all the way down to “pursue his ardour in a brand new endeavor,” based on an announcement that was initially shared with studio employees (by way of GamesIndustry.biz).

In November, it was introduced that 2K had canceled the brand new title Hangar 13. The mission, codenamed Volt, was reportedly in improvement in varied kinds since 2017.

However folks acquainted with the 2K answer informed Bloomberg that work on the unannounced mission has been deserted.