2K Czech staffing up for "unannounced and super interesting" project; developer has 15 open positions across its two offices.
No new projects from Mafia and Top Spin studio 2K Czech have been officially announced, but if job listings at the company's website are any indication, the studio has bold ambitions for its next body of work.
The Czech Republic-based developer currently has 15 open positions spread across its Prague and Brno offices, two of which call for applicants wishing to work on a "top secret, unannounced, and super interesting project."
A rumor from August suggested a third Mafia game--Mafia III--will debut on next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The game was reportedly being developed as a launch title for these new platforms, but this has become "unlikely," as 2K Czech is currently in the process of staffing up following the loss of 40 developers last year.
The analyst consensus is that the next Xbox and the PlayStation 4 will be on store shelves for holiday 2013. As for their capabilities, GameStop CEO Paul Raines said in July that these consoles will provide "unbelievable new capabilities for rendering, speeds, et cetera."
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.
I would hope for Mafia 3, with enough supplemental content away from the main story, to actually use more than 50% of the city, as was the case in Mafia 2.
Oh, it would be great if it's the truth. Anyway, I think their new project will be good according to Mafia 2.
@tightwad34 If someone said to you "I have a secret" but didn't tell you what it was it would still be a secret
I'd love to see a Mafia III set in an era before the original Mafia. Preferably in the very early 1900's.
That franchise was always different from GTA . And I sincerely hope they keep it that way in the future.
"Super Interesting" heh, i bet they are taking a Stab at a Superhero Free Roaming GTA type game... lol
After the hundreds of messages to them about how they are missing out on the Superhero Era...
cmon pamper this generation of gaming consoles with another mafia game you can think about the next generation consoles later!
If anyone actually clicked on the link, they would have seen that one of them is an 'online programmer'. which could be interesting.
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please,make a Mafia 3.... BTW, I havent played any of the DLCs for mafia 2..is Vito Scalleta still alive???
i really liked hidden and dangerous games some of the best WW2 games wished they made hidden and dangerous 3 before they became 2k czech there AAA game might be something close to GTA or MAFIA but we will see.
hopefully this new project will end up as a launch title for Xbox 720 and Playstation 4. They could port it to Wii U if the game is intended for Xbox 360 and PS3.
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