Mafia 4 confirmed to be in development at Hangar 13

Mafia 4 confirmed to be in development at Hangar 13
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

2K and Hangar 13 have confirmed that a new Mafia title, believed to be Mafia 4, is in the early stages of development.

The declaration was made towards the end of an interview marking the 20th anniversary of the series. Towards the end of the interview, general manager Roman Hladík spoke on the future of the series.

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“I’m happy to confirm we’ve started work on an all-new Mafia project!”, he said. “While it’s a few years away and we can’t share anything more right now, we’re really excited to keep working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.”

Mafia 4 – what we know so far

It’s been a hot minute since we last had a brand new Mafia title, in 2016’s Mafia 3. That game followed Vietnam veteran Lincoln Clay and was set in the 1960s.

However, in 2020 we did get a remake of the very first game. Mafia Definitive Edition took us back to the 1930s and followed the story of Tommy Angelo. Remastered versions of the second and third game were bundled in as the Mafia Definitive Trilogy. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-09-23 

A bumpy road was in store for developers Deck 13 following the release however. It was reported in 2021 that publisher 2K scrapped a $53 million dollar unannounced game known as Volt from the studio.

Studio Founder, Haden Blackman, would depart the studio a few months later, in May of this year. Just a day later, it was rumoured that Hangar 13 were now working on a Mafia prequel.

The studio also suffered a fresh round of layoffs a few weeks later, so hopefully this is the start of a turnaround in fortunes for them.

It’s worth noting the wording of the announcement doesn’t deny that this “all-new Mafia project” could be the prequel. But as Hladík says, it could be a while until we hear more. We’ll keep our ears out.

In the meantime, 2K has released a video to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mafia series. It’ll also make the original 2002 version of Mafia free on Steam for all players who claim it between September 1 and September 5.