Hanger13 is planning ahead

Mafia 5 is apparently being developed alongside Mafia 4

According to a recent report, Mafia 5 is apparently being planned to be developed alongside the recently leaked Mafia 4.

In May, it was reported that 2K Games studio Hanger13 is working on Mafia 4. It is claimed to be a sequel to the entire series, and it will be developed using Unreal Engine 5. A later report claimed that Mafia 4 will be set in Sicily, Italy and will also tell the story of Don Salieri’s rise to power.

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Mafia 4 is said to take place from the late 1890s.

According to the previous reports, Mafia 4 will be set during the late 19th century to early 20th century. For reference, the original Mafia game was set in the 1930s, with Mafia 2 being set during the 40s to 50s, while Mafia 3 was set in the late 60s.

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Furthermore, in a report from Bloomberg, Hanger13 President Nick Baynes is said to be proposing the idea to 2K that the development of Mafia 5 should begin once the production of Mafia 4 has concluded. Meaning that if Mafia 4 is already in production, its follow-up will begin soon after.

Mafia 4 hasn’t been officially announced

If the latest reports are true, it could mean that we might not be waiting long for Mafia 5, once the fourth game has been released. However, Mafia 4 hasn’t been officially announced, so we don’t have a release date at the time of writing.

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Hopefully, we might be treated to an official announcement for Mafia 4 in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted if we hear of any new developments.

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Featured Image Credit: 2K Games/Source: Bloomberg

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