Mafia III hitting PS4, Xbox 720 - Report

2K Czech gangster sequel reportedly originally intended to be next-gen launch title, but that has become "unlikely" due to need for additional staff.

Mafia III is currently in development at 2K Czech for the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox, according to a Eurogamer Czech report (translated by the author and posted to Eurogamer's English outlet).

There's likely to be lots of punching in Mafia III.

According to the report, Mafia III was originally planned as a next-gen launch title, but this has become "unlikely," as 2K Czech is currently in the process of staffing up following the loss of 40 developers last year.

A 2K representative told GameSpot, "It is 2K's policy not to comment on rumours and speculation."

There are currently 13 open positions at 2K Czech, which include calls for artists, programmers, and various designers. According to the job listings, people chosen for these positions will work on the developer's "next AAA title."

2K Czech's most recent release was tennis simulator Top Spin 4, which launched in March 2011.

A report from earlier this year suggested that 2K Czech was assisting Rockstar North with development on Grand Theft Auto V. A Rockstar representative denied this claim, plainly stating that the two studios are not collaborating on anything.

The analyst consensus is that the next Xbox (recently confirmed by Microsoft) and the PS4 will be on store shelves for holiday 2013. As for their capabilities, GameStop CEO Paul Raines said last month that these consoles will provide "unbelievable new capabilities for rendering, speeds, et cetera."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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6 comments
Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

I thought Mafia 2 was absolutely fantastic and i cannot wait for the next game , but i dont really understand what this article is saying, they said its in development for xbox one and ps4 but then said next gen release is unlikely, so are they releasing it on the ps3 and 360 or what?

TheMassata
TheMassata

Hello Guys, I'm not familiar with all your's ''game expression''. So I still don't know what the hell is going to happen with 3rd part of Mafia series. My question is, will Mafia 3 be for the PC ? :)  'cause I'm PC GAMER 

thank you

Norrie91
Norrie91

Mafia 2 although good was a Major Disapointment. I just hope this one is better and that they don't rush it out.

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

Mafia 2 was so much less than it could have been and should have been, especially since the shooting was so satisfying.  I just wish there was more to do in that game.

JTisTrue
JTisTrue

I am playing Mafia II atm (I am actually alt tabbed out of the game, looking up help on a shoot out sequence!) and I gotta say, this game is amazing! The game looks amazing (not new obviously) and though the story is one we have all seen a hundred times, I love the characters and the setting anyway. I could keep going but you get it. Awesome game and I am very glad to hear it's third iteration  is coming along

wwervin
wwervin

Oh sweet jesus thank you! I am so glad this game is in development. Mafia II was incredible.

roop93
roop93

 @vodoo YOU r right and i absolutely agree with your point i can afford the luxury as i am an addictive gammer but i was talking for every body who has to play and have rights to play .i will definitely buy xbox 720 if it goes a total hit but for now i just bought psvita so no budget for it in comming 2 to 3 years .glad to hear that they will still be making games on xbox 360 :).maybe i said a little too much for years .and i m not crying just my point of view thats all .i m definitely looking forward to this new gen console :)

cccp3000
cccp3000

They should remake mafia 1 with mafia 2 graphics.

mrferrari_basic
mrferrari_basic

Hope it's not half-baked and rushed out like Mafia 2 was. Just playing it, you could tell huge portions of the game were missing.. from the railway network to tons of plot holes.

fkmgfdg
fkmgfdg

thats....video is.........mafia 2 not 3......

 

Gladiator_Sofi
Gladiator_Sofi

So Mafia III is finally confirmed (PC gamer here so don't really care if it's on current gen or next gen consoles), I just can't believe it. Mafia II was incredibly close to perfection, all it needed was more side missions, more reasons for the player to explore the world and blind fire in the cover system and that's more than enough for me. Really hope they add those things in Mafia III. I also hope they complete Vito's story somehow because the end was very mysterious (hopefully in a cool way like they did with Tommy Angelo's).

91210user
91210user

i BELIEVE this... expect the ps4 part! Mafia is one of the best IPs around and it goes to show that they're not burning this title down to the ground.

tgwolf
tgwolf

And here we go with another game that gives a bad image to video games in general. I say we just make two classes, one for video games, the other for gangster, murderer and criminal simulation training so that M games don't ruin what would otherwise be an enjoyable form of entertainment.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Also, put blind-fire in Mafia, please. Then the cover-based shooting system is complete.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Mafia 2 has the best, most movie-like story I have ever seen in a game.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Hey, 2K - Next Gen is already here, it's called PC, you can dumb down the game later on to meet whatever outdated hardware the "next gen" consoles will have by then.

 

You better not screw it up again on your next title with copy protection that makes the game unplayable - After having paid for your product and the addons and then have it crashing due to your DRM I had to rely on a "scene release" which works flawlessly (as your release should have).

 

Please don't do that again, I want to pay for good games (which Mafia 1 and 2 were) but when your copy protection / piracy prevention breaks the game then my decision to buy one of your products again is diminished.

 

Take Mafia 2, remove the DRM, add more freeroam / open world aspects to it (extortion, smuggling, operating and protecting various franchises, multiple "families" running the city and its businesses and competing with each other, etc.) and your game will sell like candy.

 

But keep the DRM or worsen it or make it an MMO (which seems to be a trend currently) and I'll leave and never look back.

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

i liked Mafia 2, it was just diferent enough to keep me interested, looking forward to this

itchyflop
itchyflop

be interesting to see the dynamics of it. The second was different enough to keep me interested and some good gun and hide mechanics.

Gamer-Elias
Gamer-Elias

Mafia 2 was epic , i wanted to played the 3d one on My 360, and now i am gonna have to get it for PC :(

isshiah
isshiah

interesting. hopefully there's more to do in the 3rd game, as the world was beautiful but barren last time.

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

not a big fan of  Mafia 2 ... hope the third one is better

tightwad34
tightwad34

Who really cares? So a franchise may have a game for the next-gen. I got a news breaker right here, there will be a GTA, Halo, and a Call of Duty game for the new gen of gaming. It seems to me that this Eddie Makuch guy is behind a lot of these pointless articles here.

vivalatour
vivalatour

will bringing out the big times and parties ps4 create jobs ? 2k should have been working on mafia 3 for the ps3 , I don't think digital will save the world anytime soon ! it will just give us a better view of it falling apart !

Fireblue30
Fireblue30

thats pretty a shame that they annonce a game for two none official  hardware but for about Wii U that coming out in fieu Months and a official one it been leave behind like if it where not a reality. come-on its like starting something for something that have not even been made yet even Sony nor microsoft have nothing for now for thier new hardware

camyers1310
camyers1310

While the second was drawn back by the fact it was an 'open world game' The story and gameplay were great! Running around and getting in the shootouts felt incredible. The weight of each bullet hitting an enemy was.... sickly enjoyable haha. Would love to see another Mafia game and hopefully it will have more open world elements. The series has alot of potential.

gtx650ti
gtx650ti

@Norrie91How the xxxx was Mafia II a disappointment? I have no idea what is wrong with you people. Mafia II was much better than the 1st. I loved it better than GTA and I am a huge GTA fan. Mafia II was the greatest game I ever played.

valium88
valium88

@downloadthefile  

My thoughts too, it was a sandbox with virtually nothing to do in it. Once the missions with the incredible disappointing end was over, so was the game in general.

Majkic666
Majkic666

 @Gladiator_Sofi close to perfection?!? O_O have you ever played the first mafia game?? then you would know that mafia 2 is a good game but not as good as the first

Norrie91
Norrie91

 @tgwolf Let me guess you rather play games based on Spongebob Squarepants? lol

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

 @tgwolf Please "Like" this comment in order to "Dislike" tgwolf's comment.

tgwolf
tgwolf

 @TheDarkSpot Right so that if your buddy gouges your eyes out in a fit of rage you can still play your mafia sim.

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

 @Fireblue30 The PS4 and the 720 have obviously been in development for quite a while, you should know that.

Slipknotdayof9
Slipknotdayof9

 @camyers1310

 I remember the first game on the ps2... memories ;'). Mafia 2 was pretty fantastic  (Even though I couldnt play the last mission due to that glitch.. watched the last part on youtube.)

 

Gladiator_Sofi
Gladiator_Sofi

 @Majkic666 Actually I'm very proud to say that I have played the first Mafia (at least 5 times) and it really is better than Mafia II, but Mafia II did improve many things in the series and hopefully Mafia III will too.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

 @Majkic666 I wanna play it but haven't played it yet. Love Max Payne games. If what you say is true, then thanks for telling me. Looking forward to playing it even more now.

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

 @Vaultboy-101 yeah, and the game studios have development kits for them. Obviously... i mean.. they're developing games.

Majkic666
Majkic666

 @Gladiator_Sofi well then you would know that Mafia too is not even near perfection... its a good game but nothing special compared to the originally game

Majkic666
Majkic666

 @TheDarkSpot well i am not recommending it.. i think it's crap, because of the many bugs it had on release date and that it is more a movie then a game...

 

just told you try it if you are more into movies then games