Mafia: Definitive Edition has been delayed

The release date of Mafia: Definitive Edition has been pushed back one month to September 25th, 2K and Hanger 13 have announced.

Mafia: Definitive Edition was originally given an August 28th release date when it was announced earlier this year. A message from the publisher and developer explained that the delay is “due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic” and the development team not wanting to “compromise the quality of the experience.”

“Though we’d originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28, 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 message reads.

“From the beginning, this has been a passion project for us. Many of our developers helped create the original Mafia, and all of us are committed to crafting an updated experience worthy of that timeless classic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide.”

Developer Hanger 13 added that an extended gameplay reveal for the upcoming remake will take place on July 22nd and feature insights from president Haden Blackman.

Mafia: Definitive Edition is now due to release on September 25th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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