It’s crazy to think how far the Mafia franchise has come. The Czech gaming franchise has made quite the splash internationally with a variety of entries and spinoffs, even as Hangar 13 took over and it started being published by 2K Games. The original studio of Illusion Softworks even changed its title to 2K Czech over the years, but the fundamentals still remain with the game exploring a Great Depression setting to this day.
The game originally started with Mafia back in 2002 before it spawned two sequels. In 2020, they released a “Definite Edition” of the original after Hangar 13 took over production of the third entry. The game even got two spinoffs, but it looks like a new numbered sequel is potentially making a return as revealed by Art Director of Mafia 2 who would go on to become Studio head General Manager, Roman Hladík. In an interview as part of the 20th anniversary, he revealed an all-new game is in development.
I’m happy to confirm we’ve started work on an all-new Mafia project! While it’s a few years away and we can’t share anything more right now, we’re really excited to keep working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.Roman Hladík
As the game is still in early development, it seems we’ll have to wait a little longer until we get any further details. It’ll be interesting to see fit this is an official fourth entry or perhaps a new game altogether that focuses on establishing a new spinoff to give the franchise a fresh start as it’s been quite some time since the third entry was released.
Source: Mafia Game