Hangar 13 is reportedly working on a new Mafia title, according to a recent rumor. According to TMZ, the revelation arrives as other actors have walked away from the company. Nick Baynes, the previous director of Hangar 13 Brighton, has been named as Haden Blackman’s successor as Studio Director of Hangar 13 previously this month, according to mother corporation 2K.
Distributed with VentureBeat and other sources, 2K stated, “We are sure the company is in fantastic grips moving into the various initiatives presently in progress, and the crew has 2K’s complete backing,” in a statement to staff.
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Matthew Urban, the studio’s COO, has also departed the company, however, this was not included in the formal release. On Urban’s LinkedIn page, he writes: “What an incredible experience at H13…….see let’s what lies ahead,” as reported by Kotaku. Furthermore, according to Kotaku, Hangar 13 is shifting its focus to developing an all-new, prequel-style Mafia adventure for Unreal Engine 5.
Kotaku has reported on a handful of Hangar’s 13 exclusive properties that had been secretly terminated. Rhapsody, a spy-themed music-based RPG, was among the names. Also, there was Volt, a live-service shooting adventure in the vein of Destiny, which Take-Two allegedly spent $53 million creating and then shut down in an earnings statement. In addition to this, Kotaku claims that the firm was also developing a treasure-based combat RPG dubbed Mosaic.
It’s intriguing to learn that 2K is planning to release another Mafia title in the series. Some stormy moments erupted at Hangar 13 as a result of the negative reception Mafia 3 had from both reviewers and players when it was released. It ended up selling more than 7 million units notwithstanding this lackluster review, which is rather astounding.
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However, despite the fact that Mafia 3 was not the greatest installment, Mafia: Definitive Edition was a considerably better-acclaimed success. Thus, it appears that 2K is still committed to the franchise’s future development. Whether or if this fresh product gets revealed in the nearish term is still up in the air.
What do you think about Hangar 13’s plans to make a fresh Mafia product? Does this pique your interest or would you rather have the company go on to something else at this time? Let me know what you think in the remarks section below or on Twitter.