2K Games and Hangar 13 present the map from the Mafia: Definitive Edition. In a recent blog entry, the developers promise some changes compared to the original. "No city remains unchanged in a period of 18 years," says Hangar 13. The innovations that can be found in Lost Heaven compared to the original from 2002 "lie in gameplay-motivated design decisions and technological progress". In the article we summarize the details – and show the map from the Mafia remake. The release of the new edition is planned for September 25th.
2K Games and Hangar 13 announce map changes for the Mafia: Definitive Edition on. "No city remains unchanged in a period of 18 years," the developers write in a recent one Entry on the website to the action game. And further: "The innovations in Lost Heaven compared to the original from 2002 lie in gameplay-motivated design decisions, technological progress – and of course the efforts of the Hangar 13 team. It took years and it was a matter close to their heart. "
The model of Lost Heaven is the Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s. When reworking the game world, the developers followed the basic structures from the original. Therefore, the individual neighborhoods, street blocks and main streets are still close to the source material. However, some names have changed for the Mafia remake. "Significant locations from the original game, such as Clarks Motel, the international airport or the racetrack are all still there," writes Hangar 13. However, the rural part in the north of the map can be freely explored in the remake, without a specific point in history to have reached. Invisible walls or loading screens no longer exist here.
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In addition, some parts of the city receive additional upgrades for the Mafia: Definitive Edition to make it look more lively. As an example, the developers list the city center, which has more tall building complexes in the remake – based on the construction boom in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition, Chinatown was expanded with its own architecture and a flourishing Chinese community that did not exist in the original game. Hangar 13 continues: "In other areas of the city, the topography has been changed to make driving on the streets more varied and to create great viewpoints." In addition, the developers screwed on the distant view, which was also not yet possible in this form in 2002.
The road network in the Mafia Remake is also being updated. If you have to flee from the police, for example, you can now use short cuts through side streets. "With the analysis of heat maps, Hangar 13 took a close look at which streets were used most frequently by players in which missions. This has given rise to so many changes," say the developers. This makes it more likely in the new edition that you will get to know new areas on your way through the individual quarters. In addition, the districts should change with the time of day and night. The streets are full of pedestrians and taxis during the day and almost empty at night. The Mafia Definitive Edition will be released on September 25th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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