To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the legendary Mafia franchise, the developers of Mafia 3 and Mafia Definitive Edition reveal their big plans. In an interview posted on the Hangar 13 blog, General Manager Roman Hladík confirms that a completely new mob game is in the works.
“I’m happy to officially announce that the development work on the new mafia game has started!” he explains, making the hearts of all fans of the series beat faster. But don’t be too happy: the release of the next mob title is still “a few years” away. Further details, in which direction the next mob will develop, cannot be shared at this time. However, one can’t wait to “continue the popular saga and let our fans dive into new stories,” concludes Hladík.
Mafia 4? prequel? – Open questions and many answers.
Consequently, there is no word yet that Mafia 4 will be called Mafia 4 at all. A rumor has been circulating for some time that the next mob game could be a prequel to the previous series, which would therefore be set in the 1920s and the events take place before Part 1, which was played in the 1930s.
Developer Hangar 13 took over the popular franchise and more recently developed Mafia 3 and Mafia: Definitive Edition. It is still completely unknown where the next mob will officially lead us. in the detailed anniversary interview Managing Director Roman Hladík and Production and Media Director Tomáš Hřebíček, who have worked on every game since the original, as well as Game Director Alex Cox, who has been on board since Mafia 2, answer tons of creation questions. , development, experiences and more.
It is about his personal stories, his favorite moments, lessons, protagonists and impressions around all the mafia games.
Mafia 1 is given away on Steam
As Publisher 2K also reveals, the original Mafia 1 will be given away via Steam. So if you want to go back to the beginning, Mafia can be saved completely free of charge and permanently to your own game library from September 1-5, 2022. A cool gift to the community to coincide with the 20th anniversary.
Mafia 1 was released in 2002 and was created by developer Illusion Softworks before Hangar 13’s Mafia: Definitive Edition was released on September 25, 2020 and overhauled a few things. If you want a direct comparison, now is the perfect opportunity to do so. The Definitive Edition not only brings with it technical innovations, but also changes the pace of the action at slow points, emphasizing Sarah’s character more, and creating a whole new feel for the game as a whole.
You can find out for yourself what these changes are based on starting this Thursday, September 1, 2022 when you secure the original Mafia 1 for your Steam library:
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