A new report claims that a new Mafia game is in development, as multiple bosses leave the studio Hanger 13.
According to Kotaku, Hanger 13 studio head Haden Blackman is departing the studio after seven years at the company, as announced by 2K Games earlier this week. The report states that 2K Games wrote in an email to staff that Blackman is going to “pursue his passion at a new endeavor,” and Kotaku believes that the move comes with a new Mafia game in development, supposedly a prequel.
“We are grateful for Haden’s leadership in establishing Hangar 13, building and uniting teams in Novato, Brighton and Czech, and releasing multiple studio-defining Mafia games and collections,” wrote 2K in the internal email, as shared by VentureBeat. “What Haden helped build will continue to carry forward and grow for years to come. We support all of our employees pursuing their passions, and we wish nothing but the best for him in what’s next.”