Mafia: Definitive Edition delayed to September
With the current trend of remasters, remakes, and reboots of popular games from years past, Mafia: Definitive Edition was one of the games we were looking forward to. The original Mafia was released in 2002 and developer Hangar 13 was remaking the game from the ground up with 2020 technology. The game was originally scheduled to be released on August 28 but now has been pushed back to September 25.
Hangar 13 and publisher 2K games released a joint statement announcing the delay.
“Though we’d originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28, finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience,” the statement said.
“From the beginning, this has been a passion project for us. Many of our developers helped create the original Mafia, and all of us are committed to crafting an updated experience worthy of that timeless classic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide.”
The statement also announced on July 22, we’ll be getting an extended look at gameplay. Check out the teaser below:
Join us Wednesday, July 22 for the extended gameplay reveal of Mafia: Definitive Edition with insights from @Hangar13Games President Haden Blackman.
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) July 7, 2020