It looks like would could be Mafia 4 is finally happening at Hangar 13.
After months of rumors, Hangar 13 confirmed today that a brand-new Mafia game is under development, though it remains to be seen whether it will be titled Mafia 4.
The news came from a Mafia 20th anniversary interview with Hangar 13 General Manager Roman Hladík and Head of Production and Media Director Tomáš Hřebíček. They pair took the time to look back on the franchise's journey over the past 20 years before Hladík got to the news.
“I'm happy to confirm we've started work on an all-new Mafia project!” Hladík said. “While it's a few years away and we can't share anything more right now, we're really excited to keep working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.”
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As the name implies, Mafia is basically an open-world version of The Godfather, featuring a story that stretches from the 1930s to the 1960s. Hangar 13 remade the original Mafia in 2020, which we praised for featuring “excellent performances from its new cast, a fantastic driving model, and a beautiful and authentic city oozing with 1930s atmosphere.”
A hypothetical Mafia 4 has been rumored for some time now. It's unclear where or when it will be set, but based on the story progression, a Scarface-like 1980s setting wouldn't be out of the question.
Either way, it'll be a while before we see this new Mafia project, whatever it turns out to be.
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