Haden Blackman, the CEO of Hangar 13, has resigned, along with the COO, because Mafia 4 is still in its early stages of development. The publisher 2K Games announced the departure of the veteran, ex-LucasArts executive. From this point forward, Blackman will devote himself to his unnamed passion.
Some Kotaku sources have mentioned Mafia 4’s existence, but without going into too much detail. Apart from the codename Nero, which is supposed to be a prequel to the original trilogy, little is known about the game. The game engine should be Unreal Engine 5, which will replace Mafia III, which was used in the recent remastered editions of the trilogy’s three chapters.
As previously stated, Blackman is not the only person who has left the development studio. He is joined by Matthew Urban, the chief operating officer (COO), who announced the departure on his LinkedIn profile. In short, Hangar 13 appears to be losing some key components, which is never a good sign.
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