Rumours Suggest a Mafia Prequel is Under Development

Rumours Suggest a Mafia Prequel is Under Development

The Mafia games have been around for 20 years. We have had three mainline sequels, a full remake of the original, and a series of remasters. According to new rumours a new game is in development and is being made using Unreal Engine 5. Rather than the bespoke Illusion engine that powered Mafia 3 and the Mafia: Definitive Edition remaster.

The game is being developed at series creators Hangar 13 (formerly Illusion Softworks). The waters here appear to be troubled at the moment. With the exit of studio head Haden Blackman and chief operating officer Matthew Urban.

Blackman will apparently be replaced by Nick Baynes, who is currently studio head at Hangar 13’s UK offices in Brighton. Which will supposedly lead development on the new Mafia game.

Game Setting

The original Mafia was set in the 1930s, in a fictional city inspired by Chicago. So if it’s a prequel then it’s going to have an unusual early 20th century setting, which could be interesting.

According to a report from Kotaku, the game codename is Nero. It’s likely to be a long time before we hear any official details on the new Mafia game, if it’s just entering early development. Make sure that you are following Any Button Gaming across the socials. That way we can keep you up to date with this game development and many others.

Source: Kotaku


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