Mafia studio hiring for top secret, AAA game

2K Czech staffing up for "unannounced and super interesting" project; developer has 15 open positions across its two offices.

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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.

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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."

The most recent title 2K Czech shipped was March 2011's well-received tennis simulator Top Spin 4. Prior to that, the company released Mafia II in 2010, also to a positive critical reception.

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.

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Borrizee

Not another sequel i hope,bring something frech please

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farcorners

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.

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Ejhutch15

I Hope it's Mafia 3.

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Hrodwulf666

Hidden and Dangerous 3????

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Ameriggio

Oh, it would be great if it's the truth. Anyway, I think their new project will be good according to Mafia 2.

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tightwad34

Must be very top secret if people know it even exists.

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Ferg1213

@tightwad34 If someone said to you "I have a secret" but didn't tell you what it was it would still be a secret

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brok

Whatever they do, just release an HD Mafia: City of Lost Heaven. They'll make absolute bank.

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k_h_a_n

can't wait to get my hands on Mafia III

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usmanwah

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.

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GamerOuTLaWz

@LonelyHippie27 whack? it was one of the best games released that year. so much details put into it

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gamingfrendly

@GamerOuTLaWz @LonelyHippie27 but sadly the world was wasted with no free roam like mafia 1

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Savior4Life

Hope its better than the last one.....

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senseless_dj

New IP pls.

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TheDarkSpot

H&D 2 multiplayer was good times :)

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danyjr

Please be it Mafia 3 or H&D 3.

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gamingfrendly

@danyjr id take H&D3 :)

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00J

"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...

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vasova

I would really like Hidden & Dangerous 3.

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gamingfrendly

@vasova amen brother

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interceptor316

cmon pamper this generation of gaming consoles with another mafia game you can think about the next generation consoles later!

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halobolola

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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sonicare

Mafia 3.

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GamerOuTLaWz

please,make a Mafia 3.... BTW, I havent played any of the DLCs for mafia 2..is Vito Scalleta still alive???

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Sgthombre

Not exactly "Secret" anymore, as we know it exists.

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UnaSolida

Would if it's gangsters playing tennis...you never know.

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gamergath

That "top secret game" is Mafia 3. I tell you. Truth be told.

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gamingfrendly

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.

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high344

@gamingfrendly H&D3 that would be really cool

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gamingfrendly

@high344 i really wish they would do it it is nice to see some other gamers still remember such a great games.

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Sardinar

An original IP ? Is this real life ?

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Megavideogamer

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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NTM23

"Mafia studio hiring (Rockstar) for top secret, AAA game" Just kidding.

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b10nutz

Hopefully this time they will give us more things to do beside the main story.

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iBuzz7S

Hope it's something fresh. Mafia and Top Spin can wait.

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TheDarkSpot

@iBuzz7S

MAFIA CAN'T.