Insider Says ‘Mafia Four’ Will Not Be Set in America
It seemed like just a few days ago when we heard that Hangar 13’s Brighton-based studio was working on a fourth Mafia title. It was. We now have more information about the game. It is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 instead of its creators’ in-house engine. We’ve also heard more about the location of the game.
As reported at DualShockers, XboxEra host Shpeshal Nick claims that the probably-won’t-be-called-this-but-let’s-go-with-it Mafia 4 is set in Italy, not the US. This is a good suggestion, as we are sure that this new game will be a prequel to the events of the original mafia in 2002. It was set in Lost Heaven, Illinois, in the 1930s. Nick believes Mafia4 will tell the story about how Don Salieri rose in power in Sicily and then moved his operation to the States.
TheGameSpoof provides additional information from Nick. This includes the fact that the next Mafia games won’t be as complex and non-linear as 2016’s Mafia III. IInstead, it willlook more like Mafia II, where the world was not that open. Nick says that it’s all just “rumours” and “never 100%”. He also said that he hadn’t played any Mafia games, so he isn’t familiar with the significance of the crime family to this story.
However, he claims that a contact of his, “this individual”, gave him information about the Don Salieri plotline as well as the Sicily setting. Time-wise, consider the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th centuries rather than the 1930s. We’ll have to wait to see the financial impact of this new series. Read our review of Hanger 13’s remake over here. You can also watch the video review.