Mafia 3: Definitive Edition Files Reveal A Berlin Map From A Cancelled Project
One user has found a way to explore a map of Berlin inside Mafia 3: Definitive Edition--and it likely comes from a cancelled game developer Hanger 13 was working on.
Mafia III: Definitive Edition, the newly released version of Mafia III that includes all of the game's DLC, seems to include a new asset within it. Files have been discovered within the game that show off a map of Berlin, and although it's missing textures, the full town map seems to be in there.
On YouTube, Sliderv2 has posted a video (as seen on Resetera) exploring the map as Mafia III protagonist Lincoln Clay, showing it from both the air and ground. While the video does not explain how the map was accessed, it lines up with earlier reports about a cancelled game by developer Hanger 13.
A 2018 report on Kotaku about the developer outlined their plans for a new game, Rhapsody, which would be an 80s-set spy game that saw you playing a Russian Jew out for revenge for the murder of their parents.
This video does not provide much insight into how the game would have played, but it looks like at least most of the map had been laid out. Rhapsody did not go ahead, but it seems that the map survived in the files for Mafia III: Definitive Edition. Hanger 13's next game will be the remake Mafia: Definitive Edition. releasing August 28 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
If you own Mafia III on PC, PS4, or Xbox One, the Definitive Edition is available now as a free update.
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