Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed By a Month Due to COVID-19

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed By a Month Due to COVID-19

Crime will have to wait a little longer.

The coronavirus and ensuing move to working from home has put a strain on some studios, causing delays as production shifts from a studio to remote setting. The upcoming remake of the first Mafia game is the latest to join that list.

2K and Hangar 13 announced today that Mafia: Definitive Edition, originally slated for August 28, has now been delayed by about a month to September 25. The statement says that finalizing the game is becoming "increasingly challenging" due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're bummed, don't worry; you won't have to wait long to see the Definitive Edition in action. 2K will be showing an extended look at gameplay from the remake on July 22. There's also a new 15-second teaser on the Mafia Twitter and other channels to show just how drastic of a visual overhaul it is.

And really, the results do look stunning. While Mafia 3 only got a re-release and Mafia 2's Definitive Edition has been spotty according to players, this new Definitive Edition of the original Mafia looks absolutely gorgeous. If the full game in motion can match up to the screenshots we've seen so far, it'll be a nice way to commemorate and archive the start of this series.

In case you missed it, check out our interview with Hangar 13 about the work put into the Mafia Trilogy that's been rolling out this summer. Mafia: Definitive Edition will meanwhile wait until September 25, and is currently set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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