Hangar 13 most recently released the definitive edition of the Mafia trilogy, which includes a full-fledged remake of the original Mafia game for newer audiences.
After bringing these games to newer consoles, Hangar 13 is currently working on a new game. This was initially announced on Mafia’s 20th anniversary, where 2K confirmed a new Mafia title. General Manager Roman Hladik stated that work on the game had begun, but it is a few years away.
In a new job posting, Hangar 13 is hiring a Tools Engineer for a AAA game using Unreal Engine 5 for different platforms. This job posting was listed in Brighton, England, and all the signs point towards a new Mafia title. It states:
“Create and maintain tools for an unannounced multiplatform game currently in pre-production using Unreal Engine 5.”
The description mentions a multiplatform release, although it is unknown if the game will release on previous versions of consoles considering many new games are skipping last-gen releases.
The game’s development is being carried out at Hangar 13’s Brighton office. As reported by Kotaku, the Brighton team is working on a Mafia prequel game based on Unreal Engine 5. This information appears to be in line with the job advertisement, adding further credibility to Mafia 4 being in pre-production.
The new Mafia game is being built on Unreal Engine 5 instead of the trilogy, which used the Illusion engine. This may help Hangar 13 push the franchise forward, but it is important to note that the game is not coming anytime soon.