Kotaku editors found very interesting information that should be of particular interest to fans of the Mafia series. The internal branch of 2K is to work on a new title – Mafia 4, but the head of the studio has left the company.
Haden Blackman, the founder and main creator of Mafia 3, left Hangar 13 after seven years. The news has already been confirmed by 2K Games, which has found his successor, but Kotaku journalists have reached another piece of information – this move is to be related to the start of work on Mafia 4.
“Kotaku understands that the move is related to a new Mafia game that is in a very early stage of development in Hangar 13, according to a source familiar with the plans.”
In an official announcement from 2K Games, the company mentioned that “what Haden helped build will continue and develop over the coming years,” but the corporation has yet to disclose a new project being developed by the developers.
Haden Blackman will be replaced by Nick Baynes, the current head of Hangar 13 in Brighton (UK), who, according to Kotaku, “is working on a new game from the Mafia series. The project is still in the early stages of development, but its code name is Nero and it will be a prequel to the Mafia trilogy. “
Journalists inform that Mafia 4 is to be developed on Unreal Engine 5, and not on Mafia 3 technology, which was used for the last remasters.
We have to wait for more details, but considering that the work on the position is in its infancy, 2K may not show the game in a few years. The publisher is unlikely to react to the leak from Kotaku editors.