Mafia games' Twitter reactivates to hint at something

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The official Twitter account of the Mafia series, silent since August of 2018, reactivated today to tweet a single word: "Family". While fans would appreciate if this was a clue that a fourth game in the series was about to be announced, it's just as likely this is connected to the remasters of Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 that appeared on ratings boards in Korea and Taiwan earlier this year.

While a remaster of the original Mafia from 2002 would be nice, that's probably a lot of work compared to a spit-and-polish remaster of the much more recent sequels from 2010 and 2016.

In 2018, Mafia 3 studio Hangar 13 laid off a portion of its staff. According to their owner 2K Games, this was "to ensure that the studio’s resources are properly aligned with its long-term development plans," as a rep said. "These reductions will not influence 2K’s ability to create and deliver its products that are currently in development. We never take these matters lightly, and are working with the affected employees to support them and explore potential opportunities throughout our organization." 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.