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A brand new Mafia sport — colloquially often called Mafia 4 — has been confirmed by developer Hangar 13. In a Mafia 20th anniversary interview, Basic Supervisor Roman Hladik said {that a} new venture was in improvement, and that it’s “a number of years away” from the official unveil. As a part of the celebration, writer 2K Video games is giving freely the unique Mafia title without cost, on PC. The sport may be redeemed on Steam from September 1 by way of September 5, after which it’s yours to maintain.

Rumours of a brand new Mafia sport have been doing the rounds since Could, with experiences claiming that it will likely be a prequel to the present trilogy. The plan was to make it in Unreal Engine 5, whereas ditching the Mafia Three engine that was used for the current, unpolished remasters. Whereas the builders haven’t immediately attested to this, the brand new interview from Hangar 13 confirms {that a} new iteration within the crime simulation franchise is within the works. Hladik additionally shunned calling it “Mafia 4” although, which form of aligns with the leak.

Mafia studio Hangar 13 suffered numerous layoffs final yr, with studio head Haden Blackman resigning. Whereas 2K Video games confirmed the information, they by no means provided context into the dismissal. Stories recommend that the large layoffs needed to do with a number of cancelled initiatives, together with a brand new IP codenamed Volt. Dad or mum firm Take-Two quietly shut it down final yr, after already investing $50 million (about Rs. 398 crore) into it.

Launched in 2002, the unique Mafia sport was set within the 1930s, and adopted a cab driver named Tommy Angelo, who will get reluctantly thrust into the world of organised crime. Whereas initially he’s uneasy about falling in with the Salieri mafia household, the rewards of his deeds grow to be too massive to disregard — steadily turning him into against the law boss. The sport might be accessible without cost on Steam, from September 1–5 — it’s in any other case priced at Rs. 365.

Mafia: Definitive Version Assessment: Half-Baked in Each Sense

Mafia additionally obtained a remake, titled “The Definitive Version” in 2020, that includes overhauled graphics, revamped gameplay mechanics, and higher sound design. This model, which prices Rs. 2,199 on Steam however is at present on low cost at Rs. 769, will not be being given away without cost.

The Mafia sequels additionally obtained a remaster, although the adjustments didn’t quantity to a lot. Hangar 13’s final crime sport outing, Mafia 3 obtained blended evaluations from critics, owing to generic mission designs and technical points at launch.

Whereas particulars of the upcoming Mafia sport are sparse, we are able to assume that it will likely be out on all main platforms — PC, PS5, and Xbox Collection S/X.


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