Take-Two Sees Mafia Series as a Meaningful Franchise
The parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar, Take-Two Interactive, has recently bragged about the success of the Mafia series. While the Mafia games are getting remastered, the company mentioned that the most recent installment, Mafia 3, has passed 7 million units sold. Take-Two sees the trilogy as a meaningful contributor to the publisher’s success according to a recent quarterly investor Q&A and they are no doubt excited to see how well the remasters sell over time. Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with Steam gamers receiving a free upgrade to the remastered version.
“In terms of Mafia, it has been an incredibly successful franchise for us over a long period of time between Mafia 1, Mafia 2, Mafia 3,” Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said. “And just to give you an idea, Mafia 3 has already sold in it’s about 7 million units or so. Mafia 2 is also incredibly successful and Mafia 1 as well. So it’s been a significant contributor for us. We’re really excited about the trilogy.”
“It is the same three games, but there’s obviously more improvements that are occurring with the game. Mafia 1 is going to be basically completely remade. It’s not fully remade,” continued Karl Slatoff. “But there’s going to be new tech, there’s going to be new voice acting, new game-intend, gimmicks, and a lot more than that. So there is quite a bit of work that’s going into bringing up the trilogy. We’ve had great success with bringing out these collections. And again, even though they’re not brand new experiences, there’s always a new audience to catch.”
“There’s always a new experience depending on the just the generation that each of those individual titles came out, where even existing fans can enjoy in a different way. So it’s been meaningful for us as a franchise. We’re really excited about the trilogy coming out.”
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Source: Gaming Bolt