Mafia Definitive Edition Delayed Due To COVID-19

Mafia Definitive Edition
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The Mafia Trilogy was revealed earlier this year and it consists of the remake of the original Mafia game, the definitive edition of Mafia II and the definitive edition of Mafia III. Even though the definitive editions of Mafia II and Mafia III are out, Mafia: Definitive Edition is still being developed. The game is completely reimagined from the ground up.

The definitive editions of Mafia II and Mafia III weren't well-received by fans as there wasn't a major improvement in gameplay areas. All that the remaster did was adjust a few graphical settings and sort out some bugs. Now, fans are wondering whether Mafia Definitive Edition will also turn out to be the same.

It turns out that 2K Games are pushing the release of Mafia: Definitive Edition a few months to polish up the game and offer the best experience possible to players.

"Mafia: Definitive Edition will now release worldwide on September 25. 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," 2K Games shared on Twitter. "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: DE the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide."

However, to ease the blow to our expectations, 2K Games is offering an extended gameplay first look at Mafia: Definitive Edition on July 22. 2K Games also posted a short teaser that showcases the graphical fidelity in Mafia: Definitive Edition.

The trilogy of definitive editions for the Mafia franchise can be bought on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Buying the trilogy grants you immediate access to Mafia II and Mafia III and also to Mafia: Definitive Edition when it releases on September 25.

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