Layoffs at rumoured Mafia 3 dev as part of 2K Games restructuring

Some staff at the Prague office of 2K Czech are being moved to Brno, with some others going to California.

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The main Prague office of 2K Czech, the Mafia developer that is suspected to be working on a Mafia 3 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, has been closed as part of a company restructuring.

Eurogamer reports that staff in the Prague office have been moved to the developer's Brno office and that some layoffs are expected as part of the process. A handful of staff have been moved to 2K's headquarters in Novato, California.

"We have relocated and consolidated our 2K Czech team from our Prague facility to centralise resources in our location in Brno," a 2K representative said in a statement. "Additionally, we are transferring some development resources from Prague and Brno to 2K headquarters in Novato, CA."

"This transition will both strengthen the integration of the 2K Czech team with our award winning development teams, and better align cross-functional business practices. As part of this realignment, we are adjusting our staffing levels, resulting in the elimination of some positions."

2K Czech was said to originally be aiming to release Mafia 3 alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but the team realised this was "unlikely" a year ahead of the launch of the new consoles.

Mafia 2, meanwhile, was released back in summer 2010. GameSpot awarded it a score of 8.5 at the time.

Discussion

10 comments
funkyzoom
funkyzoom

This article only mentions XBox One and Playstation 4. Does this mean Mafia III is skipping PC?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I just hope this doesn't effect the development of Mafia III. 

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

I just want Mafia III to be as brutal and realistic as the Mafia II was. Dont do like every other series and make it easier to play for people.

Gamer-Elias
Gamer-Elias

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Stiler
Stiler

There is a reason that the main lead guy behind Mafia I and 2 LEFT the company before MAfia 2 was even released. 


HE's now working to make Kingdom Come.

Creed02
Creed02

I dont care whenever they moves,  just hoping they are moving Mafia III in the right direction

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

2K really did an amazing job not using any of the talent of Illusion Softworks. They made some amazing games like Vietcong, Mafia, Vietcong Fist Alpha and Hidden & Dangerous.

What have they made since they were aquired ? Mafia 2 and work on GTA 5 are the only noteworthy things, and now closure.

Fuck you 2K, really fuck you !

pszone
pszone

really have a bad feeling at the end that mafia 3 will never see light of day and im hoping it don't come to that .

pidginnn
pidginnn

any chance for 2014 release?

Ardazu
Ardazu

Quite frankly I really don't care who goes where as long as Mafia III will be released soon...