Hangar 13 confirms to be working on new Mafia game

Hangar 13 is working on a new game in the Mafia series. The developer confirms this in an interview in honor of the twenty-year anniversary of the first game. According to an earlier rumor, the game is set in or before the 1930s.

“I am happy to confirm that we have embarked on a new Mafia project”, says general manager of Hangar 13 Roman Hladík. Hladík does say that it will be years before the game is released and that no further information can be shared right now.

In May, Kotaku wrote, citing an anonymous source, that Hangar 13 is working on a Mafia prequel. The game is said to use Unreal Engine 5, where previous games in the series use their own engine. Internally, the game would be known as Nero.

Three Mafia games have been released since 2002. These are third person open world games set in the United States. The first two games were created by Czech studio 2K Czech, previously known as Illusion Softworks. In 2017, this studio merged into Hangar 13, the developer who created Mafia III. Two years ago, the developer released a remake of the first game and a remaster of the second game.

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