Hangar 13, the developer behind Mafia III, has a new project in the works and has taken on some talent from Guerrilla Games to get it done.
David Ford, who worked as the lead quest designer on Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Mark Norris, who worked at Guerrilla as a senior producer, have both joined 2K and Hangar 13 on an unannounced project. Ford made the announcement on his Twitter the other day, while Norris joined earlier this year.
Hangar 13 also recently hired Simon Hamelin, lead programmer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Jon Graham, who worked on Raven’s Call of Duty games, as tech director and VFX lead, respectively.
Additionally, Hangar 13 is hiring for Senior Combat/Enemy Designers and people with experience in open world games. It is possible we’re looking at a new Mafia game or perhaps a new IP entirely. Mafia III released in October 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Since release, the game has shipped over five million copies, setting records for a launch for 2K. You can read our review of the game here.
Mafia III had fantastic presentation, but the open world gameplay could be a little weak. Hiring from Guerrilla makes a ton of sense and will hopefully make for a better project.