The Mafia games are some of the more underrated open-world games.that people tend to ignore. We’ve got three solid games in the series (with Mafia 3’s ride being a bit bumpier than the other two) to explore. A new game – Mafia 4 – is rumored to be in production – quite a few leaks point towards the same.
Mafia 3 ended on a rather peculiar note, with the ending depending on your decisions throughout the game. A Korean retailer listing has confirmed that a Mafia 3 definitive edition is in production (besides the fact that the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has rated the game). Mafia 3 definitive edition is rumored to be free if you already own the base game. There’s also a rumor that owning the base game would also grant you all the DLCs at launch. At the end of the game, a new quest marker will be added to the map called “What’s Next…”. On arrival at the quest, a new cutscene will trigger, following which the Mafia 4 logo will be revealed.
Rumors also state that 2K Games wasn’t happy with Hangar 13’s performance as a studio, and have reassigned the development of Mafia 4 to another developer. There’s hardly anyone who would have a problem believing this, as Hangar 13 was responsible for Mafia 3’s rough reception.
The game is likely to be more of a reboot than a sequel. Mafia 4 also seems to be a next-gen title – meaning it won’t be releasing on the PS4 and the Xbox One. There’s also a rumor that 2K Games have signed a contract with Sony because of which Mafia 4 might have some exclusive content on the PS5. A teaser for the same is likely to be revealed at Sony’s next State of Play.
Like all rumors, take this with a pinch of salt till an official confirmation comes through.