Upon filing the financial report, Take-Two confirmed the cancellation of the undisclosed position. Rumors of a mysterious title automatically surfaced, but the situation was commented on by Jason Schreier, who received details from the developers.
Hangar 13, the studio responsible for the return of the Mafia franchise, has been working on an unreleased game that has been in development since 2017. However, the creators will not continue their work due to Take-Two subsidiary 2K Games has confirmed that production has been cancelled.
And in the latest financial report, information was received about the resignation of the project, which has already consumed $ 53 million. The night after the news came out, we were able to read up on some rumors that Take-Two has decided to drop Bully 2 or Mafia 4, but Jason Schreyer commented on the reports.
Hangar 13 was working on a new IP address known as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row”, codenamed “Volt”. The project was focused on superhero competition (online play)However, numerous problems, subsequent reboots of situations, technological challenges and the pandemic led to decisive action – Take-Two abandoned the game. Bloomberg’s editorial journalist confirms that he received comments from employees who heard about the cancellation today via email, and some just while reading Jason Schreyer’s text.
“Hangar 13 employees in California heard about the game’s cancellation today via email, but several people told me that several non-US employees found out by reading my article, which certainly says a lot about studio management and communication.”
Wicked also pointed There are many rumors about the development of Mafia 4 in Hangar 13emphasizing that The information was wrong. In 2016-2017, the developers tried to develop a new gangster position, but then took a new IP with the name “Volt”.
There is currently no confirmation of the news regarding the layoffs at Hangar 13, but today there will be a staff meeting to discuss the studio’s future.
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