The “Mafia 3” developer Hangar 13 has founded a new studio in Brighton. There will be involved in the development of a new AAA game. Meaningful information is not yet available.
Hangar 13, the “Mafia 3” developer, has set up a new office in Brighton, UK, headed by “Split / Second” director Nick Baynes. This leads to a kind of reunion: Baynes already worked at Black Rock with Andy Wilson, who is currently Vice President of Development at Hangar 13.
The new team will work together with the existing offices in California and the Czech Republic for future development. The current project is an unannounced AAA game for 2K. The announcement of the new office also states that the studio wants to expand the various locations in order to keep pace with the development.
A few new employees have been hired for this project. These include David Ford, who previously worked as a Quest Designer for Dutch game developer Guerrilla Games, working in an upscale position on “Horizon Zero Dawn”. Producer Mark Norris has also left Guerrilla Games and dropped by Hangar 13.
What is currently being worked on is still unclear. However, the developers of Hangar 13 did not deliver anything too impressive with “Mafia 3”, even though 4.5 million copies were delivered in the first week. Depending on the platform, the Metascore is between 62 and 68 and the user score undercuts this rating cut again. The announcement for the opening of the new studio can be found at Gamespot.