2K Czech "Restructure" Raises Questions Over Mafia III Development
Written Friday, January 10, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
2K Czech looks set to close down, with the studio relocating resources and laying off a number of staff.
The studio was believed to be developing Mafia III for Xbox One and PS4, though an official statement was never made. The game was reportedly intended as a next-gen launch title.
The future of the game is in further doubt then, as 2K Czech team is now either currently out of a job, or is heading to one of the company’s other studios.
"We have relocated and consolidated our 2K Czech team from our Prague facility to centralise resources in our location in Brno,” 2K told Eurogamer.
“Additionally, we are transferring some development resources from Prague and Brno to 2K headquarters in Novato, CA.”
"This transition will both strengthen the integration of the 2K Czech team with our award winning development teams, and better align cross-functional business practices. As part of this realignment, we are adjusting our staffing levels, resulting in the elimination of some positions.”
Business speak, eh? It makes “some people are gonna have a really crappy new year” sound ultra-boring.