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Mafia: Definitive Edition Will Have Better Lighting Than Mafia 3, Hangar 13 Studio Confirms

With the Mafia: Definitive Edition, a remake of the first Mafia will be released in August. As it is officially said, various technical improvements are offered that raise the Mafia: Definitive Edition technically above the level of Mafia 3.

The developers of Hangar 13 are currently working on the Mafia: Definitive Edition, which will be released for the consoles and the PC in just under two months.

As has already been confirmed in the past few days, players can look forward to small playful improvements in the course of the new edition. These include extended missions and customizable police behavior. According to Haden Blackman, the head of Hangar 13, there are also various technical improvements onboard to ensure that the Mafia: Definitive Edition can be graphically located above Mafia 3.

“We’re actually a multi-project studio. Everything we do at Hanger 13 is meant to be shared across projects. The lighting in Mafia 3, we thought was really good, but at the end of the day, it felt like maybe it wasn’t good enough,” Blackman said. “So we went in and we redid our lighting model for Mafia: Definitive Edition. That’s now tech that’s been added to our engine and that will carry over into the next game that we do, the game that we’re working on now.”

“[new hires] will be able to roll into the next project well-educated on how to build content. Because of where Mafia was at, it was always a little bit ahead of one of our other titles, so they spearheaded a lot of our production philosophies as well. We revamped the way that we do milestones. From a tech standpoint, there’s a number of things, including that lighting model, that are carrying over. That’s now tech that’s been added to our engine and that will carry over into the next game that we do, the game that we’re working on now,” Blackman further stated.

Blackman did not provide specific details about the new project that is currently under construction at Hangar 13. However, we can assume that this will only be released for the two next-generation consoles, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 28.

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