A new report appeared claiming that 2K Games was working on a fourth game in the Mafia series. This new game, which is called Mafia 4, was said to be a prequel to the first game in the series, which was just brilliant. And while 2K and developer Hangar 13 haven’t confirmed any of this just yet, a new report has now appeared that has shared some new details about the story that Mafia 4 could have in store.
Insider Nick Baker said on a new episode of the XboxEra Podcast, it was reiterated that the next game in the Mafia series should indeed take place before all of the others. This report said that Mafia 4 will be set in the late 19th or early 20th century and will be around Don Salieri. In the original Mafia, Salieri was one of the main crime bosses that players worked with within their character Tommy Angelo. So clearly, this prequel could flesh out how Salieri came to power and ended up launching his own operation. Specifically, parts of the game may even be set within Sicily.
The other fascinating thing that Baker had to say about Mafia 4 is that it could be more linear when compared to past installments. Considering that the Mafia series has always featured extensive open worlds, this would be a pretty big change for the franchise as a whole. That being said, one of the biggest complaints about Mafia 3, when it was released, is that the game’s open-world was too excessive. To see Hangar 13 listening to that complaint and instead facilitating the portions of Mafia 3 that people liked, mainly in regard to the story, could make sense for Mafia 4.