Publisher 2K is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Mafia franchise. And what better way to celebrate than to announce that a new Mafia game is in the works.
Details are scarce, but you can expect Hangar 13 developers to be behind the new game in the open-world crime game.
“I am happy to confirm that we have started working on a brand new Mafia project!” said Roman Hladík, general manager of Hangar 13 in an interview on the Mafia game website.
“Although there are a few years left and we can’t share anything more at this time, we are truly excited to continue working on this beloved franchise and entertaining our players with new stories.”
Mafia was first published by Czech-based developer Illusion Softworks in 2002. The studio was later acquired by 2K and renamed 2K Czech where they released Mafia II in 2010. The studio was later merged into Hangar 13 , the main studio leading the development of Mafia III released in 2016.
Most recently in 2020, the developer remade the original Mafia as Mafia: Definitive Edition.
The 2K interview article released sees several longtime Hangar 13 veterans, including Hladík, who has been part of the Mafia series since the first game and is a fascinating trip down memory lane.
Additionally, from September 1-5, the original 2002 Mafia game will be available for free on Steam.