COVID-19 strikes again as Mafia: Definitive Edition has been delayed. The remake of the classic game was scheduled to release on August 28 and will not launch on September 25.
“…finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 global pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience.”
A development update for Mafia: Definitive Edition pic.twitter.com/6ahAqZZTOV
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) July 7, 2020
The delay will not stop anything new coming out of the upcoming remake. On July 22, Hangar 13’s President Haden Blackman will host the gameplay reveal. The presentation will go into detail of what to expect when stepping into the shoes of the mafia.
The original Mafia released in 2002 for PS2, the original Xbox, and PC. The game was developed by Illusion Softworks, which got acquired by Take-Two Interactive in 2008 and put the studio under 2K, leading to a rebranding into 2K Czech.
If you need your organized crime fix, the remasters of Mafia 2 and 3 are available.