The studio made the announcement via a blog post published to commemorate the game's 20th year anniversary.
Here's what general manager, Roman Hladík, had to say:
I'm happy to confirm we've started work on an all-new Mafia project! While it's a few years away and we can't share anything more right now, we're really excited to keep working on this beloved franchise and to entertain our players with new stories.
The Mafia game series is set in fictionalized versions of American cities from the 1930s in the first game to the 1960s in the most recent installment. It has an open-world design and focuses on realism. Furthermore, the Mafia games are critical darlings with good sales. But, the studio did not offer any more detail about the upcoming new Mafia game.
The last new Mafia title, Mafia III, came out in 2016. 2K games also came out with a remake in 2020, Mafia: Definitive Edition. To celebrate the series' two decades of existence, 2K Games is making a digital version of the original Mafia available on Steam for free between September 1 and 5.
Prior to this announcement, an earlier report claims that Hangar 13 was working on a Mafia prequel set in Italy. It's unclear if Hangar 13's upcoming title is the same project that leaked earlier this year.
The latest Mafia announcement comes as a much-needed win for Hangar 13 after it had to lay off dozens of staff members, see its studio head resign, and a project worth $50 million get pulled.