A wave of layoffs has hit Mafia III studio Hanger 13
2K has decided to reduce the size of the studio.
California-based studio Hangar 13, to which we owe Mafia III, is currently being downsized. The studio has seen its staff numbers drastically reduced, although no specific numbers have been revealed at the time of writing.
"2K can confirm that there have been staff reductions at Hangars 13 in order to ensure that the studio's resources are properly aligned with its long-term development plans. 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 more working with the affected employees to support them and explore potential opportunities throughout our organization."
The studio is said to be working on prototypes for its next game, which may well turn out to be a third-person action game that mixes combat and music. Still, sales of Mafia III, which released in October 2016, were far from disappointing, especially considering it was the studio's first game.