According to a new report, Mafia series developer Hangar 13 may be working on Mafia 4 and building it using Unreal Engine 5.
Since its inception, 2K Games studio Hangar 13 has exclusively released open-world titles under the Mafia franchise. Their first project was Mafia 3, released to mixed reviews in 2016, and followed by the release of Mafia: Definitive Edition in 2020, a remake of the first game for consoles. modern. Now it looks like Hangar 13 is working on another Mafia game as their next project, according to a recently released report.
Kotaku recently reported that the head of Hangar 13 studio Haden Blackman has left the company and is being replaced by Nick Baynes. According to Kotaku’s source, Baynes will take on the next game in the Mafia series. Details are still relatively scarce at the moment, but Kotaku believes the game is currently known under the codename Nero, and although it will be the fourth main entry in the Mafia series, it will be a prequel to the series.
Another detail that Kotaku mentions in its report is that Mafia 4 will be built using Unreal Engine 5. This information is especially important, as it indicates that Mafia 4 will likely drop out of the series. older consoles to focus on newer platforms. This gives this unannounced game the potential to be particularly impressive graphically and technically, but gamers will need to witness it for themselves to be sure the title is for real. quality or not.
Unfortunately, it’s still unclear exactly when gamers will get to see Mafia 4. The game is said to be in early development at Hangar 13, and so it could be years away from fans. A new Mafia game series has its first images of the game.
In the meantime, we can make some assumptions about the game based on Kotaku’s leaks that it will be a prequel. Mafia 1 is set in the 1930s, Mafia 2 is set in the 1940s-50s, and Mafia 3 is set in the 1960s. With Mafia 4 being said to be a prequel to the first trilogy of games, it’s very likely it will be set in the 1920s or earlier. Maybe it will allow gamers to explore the origins of the crime families present in the game or follow the story of an existing character. Gamers will just have to wait for an official reveal to learn more about this new project.
Mafia fans may be delighted that Hangar 13 is said to be working on Mafia 4, but others may be disappointed that another rumored project from the studio looks like it won’t. chance to come true. Hangar 13 was reportedly working on a new IP with a big budget before that project was scrapped, with the game described as Saints Row featuring Cthulhu.
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