2K Games and Hangar 13 have announced that Mafia: Definitive Edition, the full-scale remake of the original Mafia game, has been delayed from its initial release date of August 28th to September 25th. The announcement was made on Twitter, with the reason being the same as many other game delays this year: COVID-19.
In their Twitter statement, 2K and Hangar 13 state that “finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience”. The statement goes on to say that the team is committed to creating an updated version of Mafia that’s “the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide”.
Still, if you’re a little bit impatient to see more from the upcoming game, the developers will be offering an extended gameplay look on July 22nd, which will be led by Hangar 13 President Haden Blackman. In the meantime, the Definitive Editions of Mafia 2 and 3 are available to play right now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, though they’re a bit glitchy.