Mafia 3 in development for Xbox 720 & PS4 – Report

Tuesday, 7th August 2012 12:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Mafia 3 is currently in development for next-gen consoles, according to an alleged 2K Games source close to

The report also states that Mafia 3 was originally due to hit Xbox 360 and PS3, but was pushed back to next-gen formats.

We contacted 2K Games for comment and a company rep told us, “2K does not comment on internet rumour or speculation.”

The source also claims Mafia 3 will launch 2013.



  1. Pytox

    Mafia 2 was pretty good :)

    #1 2 years ago


    I wonder how the next gen could play out with multi-plat games.

    Especially with that leaked ’720′ doc emphasising the importance of having a console experience that couldn’t be found anywhere else.

    We could see huge differences between two ‘versions’ of the same game.

    Should give the pixel counters lots to do!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Edo

    Meh,the second one was boring,there was nothing to do in the city beyond the missions.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Takeshi

    Yup, agree with Edo. There should definitely be more life and stuff to do. Missed that in the second instalment. I’ll wait for an official announcement since I’ve been hearing about Mafia 3 for some time without anything concrete, but I am definitely exited if it’s indeed in development.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    Mafia II was a decent yet slooow game.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    As an open world game it was terrible. It seemed the only reason why they bothered to include a whole city was so you could drive around it REALLY slow, lest you get killed by cops for speeding.

    There were a lot of very illogical things in that game, but ultimately I quite liked it. It had some pretty rewarding shooting, totally on the level with Red Dead Redemption, the cars felt very responsive, and for better or worse, they did attempt a story.

    It wasn’t a very good story, but it did have the whole prison portion thrown in, just for exposition. I don’t hate that, even if I didn’t enjoy it.

    It was kind of impossible to enjoy it, seeing as they erased your entire progress just to fit the story. I thought games stopped doing that in the early odds.

    If they had cared just a little bit about also making it fun, beyond just another game that wants to be a movie, it could’ve been a monster. The halfassed DLC didn’t exactly help things.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Mafia II could be so good, but it felt very dissappointing. The shooting felt off and the missions just weren’t that much fun. And the story…it just couldn’t interest me. A shame…cause the first one was awesome.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    Considering there was 6 years gap in development between mafia 1 and 2 , mafia 3 will soon after next gen launches.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    First game was a masterpiece, second game was a pile of turd.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. majicship

    I really liked the retro vibes, but it did feel a little shallow. The lack of open world kind of killed it as a sandbox opportunity to just have fun with.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. AlchemyFire

    Agreed with Erthazus. 2K screwed the second one up royally. They had So much of the original content cut, in the hope that they could repackage it as download content. Did you know there was an explorable subway system that they had cut? There is evidence of so much that they had chopped in the game

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: Wow, an explorable subway system where you could … walk around and look at stuff. Nothing would’ve saved that train-wreck. The story was terrible, the pacing was terrible, the gameplay was boring, there was freaking nothing to do in the game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. anddiiss

    Bullshit, guys .. Both were great games. As a fan of the entire series I didn’t judge 2K for cutting so much potentially great content out of the game while leaving the town empty, but that was meant to be like that. Remember Mafia 2 wasn’t exactly open-world game, so people weren’t supposed to explore the town.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Cyrus

    Screw Mafia 3, I want Hidden and Dangerous 3. It would be great to have a modern shooter which is genuinely tactical, where you aren’t guided through the level, where you can play the same mission in half a dozen different ways. Plus, they were the only WW2 guys to do the Burma campaign.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    Iam with the guys that did like Mafia II and for that i cannot wait for number 3, especially if it is in next gen machines.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. fearmonkey

    I enjoyed Mafia 2, I thought the gameworld was very impressive graphically.
    I imagine that the next gen sequel could be amazing, the world and actual game seemed a bit shallow compared to GTAIV but it was a great mission game.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. roadkill

    No PC!?

    #17 2 years ago

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