It looks like the Mafia series is set to continue with a new game on the horizon, as a job listing from Hangar 13 studio suggests that the development of Mafia 5 is currently underway.
The game studio behind the popular Mafia franchise is currently seeking an executive producer for their Brighton office to work on “a key Hangar 13 franchise.” Although the listing doesn’t provide any specific details, it’s believed that this project refers to Mafia 5, which has been in the works since 2022.
PRE-PRODUCTION STAGE HINTS AT EARLY DEVELOPMENT
Back in 2022, Hangar 13 studio announced that they were already working on a new installment in the Mafia series. And now, with this latest job listing, it’s clear that the project is currently in the pre-production stage.
This means that the development team is still in the early stages of planning and conceptualizing the game. However, the fact that they are now seeking an executive producer suggests that they are ramping up production and are ready to move forward with the game’s development.
UNREAL ENGINE 5 TO POWER NEW GAME
According to the job listing, the new Mafia game will be created on the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine. This is the latest iteration of the Unreal Engine, which is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and versatile game engines available.
With the use of this advanced engine, it’s safe to say that Mafia 5 will boast impressive graphics and a high level of detail, creating an immersive gaming experience for players.
FOCUS ON THE PAST IN PROJECT NERO
It’s worth noting that Hangar 13 is also currently working on another game in the Mafia series, known as Project Nero. This game is said to focus on events that occurred before the first game in the series, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven.
Details about Project Nero are still scarce, but it’s clear that the development team has their hands full with multiple Mafia projects in the works.