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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r9270
r9270

This is complete BS if they only make it for the console! Each version of Mafia sold well for the PC, And since gaming PC's are now cheap and easy to put together, And since your average i3 / FX-4100 GTX 750 Ti / R7 260X gaming PC has more power and better graphics than the new consoles, most gamers are now using PC. There are not many people even using the new consoles now! It would be insane for any game developer to pass up making a game on PC. They would be loosing billions in sales! That is why Red Dead redemption sales were not good even though the game scored well. Because Rockstar made a huge mistake not porting it to PC.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

mtait01
mtait01

in enjoyed Mafia 2, I thought the story was great... only problem was that for an open world game there was barely anything to do except collect Playboy magazines and collect some cars for scrap.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'll be sure to check it out inbetween the GTA's

DeathMetalPizza
DeathMetalPizza

Mafia II is one of those games I could easily go back and play multiple times. I don't really look forward to games' updates often, but I can't wait to hear more about this. Pre-order is a definite for me. 

Elann2008
Elann2008

We could assume Star Wars 1313, Watch Dogs, will also be next-gen if Mafia III is going that route as well.  Mafia 2 had some nice set-pieces for fights but the game was completely dragged down by all the driving.  On top of that the game was very short and barely lived up to Mafia 1 which was a great game.  

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Damn. I was hoping we could get one more Mafia game before the end of this console gen.

valdarez
valdarez

Loved Mafia 2, definitely looking forward to Mafia 3.  It'll be interesting to see where they take the story.

gau786
gau786

i want to play mafia 3 in xbox 720

TheKeef
TheKeef

Have to agree when people say Mafia II was a step back in the series in too many ways. So many I was left with the feeling of "blah" when it came to the future of the series.

sixerjones
sixerjones

 From the way I see it being a fanboy and all I hope Sony is still in business by  the end of  2013. Read a forecaster a few months back and he said we probably won't see more than two next gen systems anyway. There's no way that Sony will even put a new system if they can't stop the huge money losses. I wouldn't be surprised if they license out the new system or the PS4 name to someone like Apple! Hopefully when the 3rd Mafia comes out they quit puting the f***king apartments on the top floor of the buildings!

icebox53
icebox53

Mafia II is one of my favorite games!!! Give us mafia III !!!

lowerclassbrat7
lowerclassbrat7

Loved Mafia 2, the story was on par with any classic gangster flick. The driving was fun, unlike GTA 4 and the gun play was solid. The only real knock on the game was that a beautiful city was created by the developers, and no side missions. Sure there was DLC but it felt like an entirely different game due to the "get a high score" arcadey feel to it.

videogamer008
videogamer008

could i get one thing straight: when you say that the new Playstation 4 and the X box 720 will have compatibilities... so does that mean that you can play 360 games in the 720 and Playstation 3 games in the Playstation 4. you said as you quoted "unbelievable compatibilities rendering speeds, et cetera" if that is what i think it is then I am going shopping but if it isnt, then bummer.. but i will buy each....

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

mafia 2 in comperison to mafia 1 sucked big

the story in mafia 1 was much more Emotional and you could shot out of the window 

in mafia 2 it was just being a street thug to a mafuso in trouble 

and in mafia 1 you wasn't being a jackass to people you worked for a honest (until the last chapters) mafia not just stealing and killing like in mafia 2

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

No Wii U port.....that is saying something?

ChubbyGuy40
ChubbyGuy40

Yes, YES! Mafia 2 was kickass. Hopefully it comes to Wii-U/PC.