Well, ladies and gentlemen, the Mafia delay is on the mind of many a fan of the franchise, and for good reason. This is the news that the hotly-anticipated remaster of mob themed game Mafia, has unfortunately hit some delays. This comes to the disappointment of many fans of the long-running franchise and is sure to rustle a few feathers. The release date has been moved to September 25th, 2020.
Now, what is evident from the post shared by the Official Mafia Game Twitter page, is that there are a number of contributing factors to the Mafia game being delayed. One of these is the shifting of working schedules due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a lot of studios have switched to remote working, many studios have been having trouble maintaining the same work-rate as before. This appears to be the case with Mafia developer Hangar 13. Given the sheer scale of the remaster and what the studio is planning, the Mafia delay was all but a given. Mafia: DE is a full-blooded remake. There’s a lot riding on this release, and Hangar 13 has a lot to prove.
A development update for Mafia: Definitive Edition pic.twitter.com/6ahAqZZTOV— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) July 7, 2020