Mafia II
Mafia III Reportedly Coming to Next-Gen Consoles in 2013/14
Written Tuesday, August 07, 2012 By Richard Walker
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According to 2K insider sources close to, Mafia III is currently in development at 2K Czech for the next-generation Xbox and had been planned as a next-gen launch title.

Apparently, the next-gen open-world gangster threequel had been slated to release alongside the launch of the next wave of consoles, but following staff cuts at 2K Czech, it's now highly unlikely that the game will make the next-gen cut. Reports put the game's release somewhere around 2013/2014, while the studio attempts to fill 11 positions to work on its next "AAA title".

Should the Mafia III rumours prove true, that also means that the next-generation Xbox is also on the cards for a late 2013 launch. That of course remains to be seen however, and as with all rumours, we'll be taking this Mafia III talk with a pinch of salt, lest we end up sleeping with the fishes.


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Comment #1 by ATOMICKILA3000
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:52:52 AM
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Cool, really enjoyed the second game and was hoping they would make a third one.

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Comment #2 by creaper210
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:56:11 AM
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I hope if they are actually making the game that they make the missions a little less boring. I didn't have very much fun pushing a button to watch my character clean toilets.

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Comment #4 by iBuzz7S
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:00:11 AM
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Excited? Indeed, but this whole thing about developers/publishers and "inside sources" has become a huge joke in the last year or so.

These inside sources really need to disappear.

Mafia III, development process or not, I will get excited once it is confirmed.

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Comment #5 by bradengunn
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:02:27 AM
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Mafia II is one of my favourite games, really hope this is true

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Comment #6 by 123yhman
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:08:41 AM
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Been waiting so long for this game, shame it's on next-gen and now 360

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Comment #7 by iBuzz7S
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:12:41 AM
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@2 My main gripe with Mafia II was how repetitive it became to drive to one side of the map, pick up someone and drive them to the other side, only to again drive them somewhere else after completing an objective. It made good use of the map, but it became a little too much to bare.

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Comment #8 by Spock
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:21:02 AM
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Fuck, if the new console releases the season I start college I'm screwed...

I really hope this game does come out for next gen consoles though.

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Comment #9 by Dirty130
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:22:18 AM
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Well, the way I see it we'll have the next Xbox late in 2013, just in time for Christmas and if Mafia 3 is a release title, I'm sold on both.

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Comment #10 by davhuit
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:30:18 AM
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Not for me, then.

I really enjoyed Mafia 2 but I'm not ready to buy a new system just for a few games, especially when I know it won't really change the game.

Better graphics? But Mafia 2 graphics are fine for me.

There are enough games I didn't played yet on actual systems, so I don't plan to change before 2015.

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Comment #11 by redsgamester
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:30:23 AM
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Good to know the third one is being developed. I loved Maffia 2! Should look great on the new console!!

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Comment #12 by stianpuz
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:35:10 AM
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Amazing games

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Comment #13 by xIAmAZombiex
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:38:00 AM
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Fingers crossed for more Playboy collectables!

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Comment #14 by Philosopher
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:47:49 AM
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Mafia 2 was absolutely awesome! I think best open-world game i ever played! It will be first day buy for me if Mafia 3 will be on launch of nextgen consoles!

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Comment #15 by Krow2489
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:52:30 AM
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The Original Mafia was a far superior game to its sequel, Mafia 2 was okay but it wasn't open-world not in a traditional sense, you could go off of the story path but there wasn't really much point whereas in the original Mafia you could go wherever you wanted to and have stuff to do. With this third game I hope they return to the format of the first one and not the second.

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Comment #16 by AzzaB UK
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:56:35 AM
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YES finally!

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Comment #17 by Shikamaru FTW
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:17:31 AM
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Really loved the main game but the two DLCs almost made me kill myself

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Comment #18 by GREEBALISHES
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:22:42 AM
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Comment #19 by DOPE BOI
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:31:24 AM
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I'm glad I really enjoyed Mafia 2 and I hope those baked collectibles make a return. Those are the only collectibles Im willing to accept in games, unless they add bonus stats to a character. They let the collectibles craze die with this Gen.

I would much rather see the next Xbox release around Nov-2014. There are plenty of games still poppin for this Gen. I guess I will have to play both generations of titles.

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Comment #20 by DetroitRedWings
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:57:23 AM
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Loved the 2nd one glad to hear there ill be a 3rd!

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Comment #21 by J BARNSLEY
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:03:20 AM
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Great news, day one purchase for me.

@#17 - Agreed, I'm currently doing the explorer achievement which is mind numbingly boring.

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Comment #22 by alklein35
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:05:40 AM
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Mafia II was easily in my top 5 games on the 360, awesome that they're putting out a sequel!!

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Comment #23 by Marciano 315
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:14:12 AM
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good launch title

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Comment #24 by hibsta1992
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:25:06 AM
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I really enjoyed the second game. It quenched my thirst for a good mafia storyline, I fickin love mafia movies. But the open world just didn't work too well for this game, I have nightmares where I take a crapload of cars to the dump and then getting killed by other gangsters for stealing a shirt, with no save

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Comment #25 by gazmaster1
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:46:58 AM
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Recently picked mafia 2 up and spent a week solidly playing it. Loved it and if this 'source' is telling the truth then it would be excellent news. One of the best games this generation.

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Comment #26 by Aerobillybob
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 10:20:01 AM
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Loved mafia 2 especially the retro soundtrack.

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Comment #27 by cheevo360
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 10:30:39 AM
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About time!! Loved 2nd series, it is awesome. Hopeful Mafia III got deep improvements over 2 series and go into numbers of buildings more then Mafia II did. :)

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Comment #28 by wickedclowns95
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 10:53:30 AM
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Mafia 2 was a great game. I do wish it had been more open world than it was but that didn't stop me from liking the game. I also really liked the Godfather 2 and hope that gets another installation eventually. I also hope the new Xbox comes out in late 2013. I should be able to save up for one by then.

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Comment #29 by Zenka The Myth
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 11:34:23 AM
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Yeah, the second one was pretty good, my only problem was the ending. NO JOE...JOOOEEE!!!

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Comment #30 by GRIM REAPER 25
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 12:21:02 PM
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loved mafia 2 cant wait i hope it has free roam tho and u get 2 choose when u wanna do the nxt mission kind of like the dlc

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Comment #31 by Joey The Dawg
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 12:28:30 PM
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Mafia 3 would make a great launch title!

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Comment #32 by bearmod
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 12:41:39 PM
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I hope this is true. I actually picked up the second one just cause I was bored and needed a new game to play and ended up loving it so a new one is definetly welcome.

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Comment #33 by iTJreviews
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 02:01:27 PM
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Awesome, I can't wait for Mafia 3. Mafia II is my second favorite game of all time.

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Comment #34 by my_box_72
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 03:36:46 PM
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Mafia 3 in 2013 yay

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Comment #35 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:10:01 PM
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Hell yes. this would be a amazing launch title to have along side a title like ::Coughs:: GoW4 possibility? ::Coughs::

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Comment #36 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 06:36:57 PM
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I'm Betting that the next gen consoles launch in 2014. Don't you think that if they were slated for holiday '13 that we woulda seen/heard alittle somethin at E3 this year? Regardless Mafia 3 should bee a decent launch title. @35 GOW4 FPS Maybe?

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Comment #37 by Elliot Pierson
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 07:49:20 PM
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i hope it also comes to this gen consoles too!

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Comment #38 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:13:19 PM
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I actually enjoyed this game alot. The DLC No.. cant wait for this will be buying

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Comment #39 by XxJoaoPauloBRxX
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 08:27:14 PM
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2013 will be a great year for gaming...Crysis 3, Metro Last light, GTA V, This one, Homefront II

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Comment #41 by INSANE ASHBY 16
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 09:42:07 PM
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Mafia 3 a launch title I doubt it bigger games will get that honor that and.I think next gen xbox is further away than late 2013 more like announced early 14 out.15 bare in mind we have next to no info on the new system

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Comment #42 by Chumley
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 06:32:46 AM
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loved mafia 2! loved the dlc! can't wait for 3! what will it be this time: 50's? 60's? ...70's?

more cars, more guns, more tunes!!! tankyouvettymuch!

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Comment #43 by ScottlinDLR
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 05:33:29 PM
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Oh wow I'm surprised we are getting another Mafia game. I was a huge fan of the original game on PC and the 2nd one. I'm really curious how they are going to continue the story on this one.

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Comment #44 by GRUBKILLER
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 03:52:43 AM
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If this is true then an excellent choice for a launch title. Would love to see this and Watch Dogs at the launch line-up.

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