On submitting the financial report, Take-Two confirmed the cancellation of the unannounced position. Rumors about a mysterious title appeared automatically, but the situation was commented on by Jason Schreier, who received details from the developers.
Hangar 13, the studio responsible for the return of the Mafia franchise, was working on an unannounced game that has been in development since 2017. However, the creators will not continue their work, because the company 2K Games, owned by Take-Two, has confirmed the cancellation of the production.
In the latest financial report, there was information about the resignation from the project, which has already consumed 53 million dollars. The night after the news was released, we could read some rumors that Take-Two had decided to drop Bully 2 or Mafia 4, but Jason Schreier commented on the reports.
Hangar 13 was working on a new IP known as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row”, codenamed “Volt”. The project was to focus on the rivalry of superheroes (online play) , but numerous troubles, subsequent restarts of positions, technological challenges and a pandemic led to decisive action – Take-Two gave up the game. Bloomberg’s editorial journalist confirms that he received feedback from employees who heard about today’s cancellation via email, and some only while reading Jason Schreier’s text.
Schreier also alluded to a number of rumors regarding the development of Mafia 4 in Hangar 13 , insisting that the information was false . In 2016-2017, the developers tried to develop a new, gangster position, but then they took up a new IP titled “Volt”.
There are currently no confirmed news regarding the layoffs at Hangar 13, but today there will be a staff meeting to discuss the future of the studio.