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Mafia developers post cryptic teaser: Mafia 2 remaster or a new game?

Published: 10/May/2020 18:40 Updated: 10/May/2020 21:38

by Brent Koepp

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After months of rumors, the Twitter account for the Mafia games finally broke its silence by posting a cryptic teaser. Could the popular series be getting a new release? Or is it a remaster? Here is everything we know so far. 

Mafia made its debut in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The release was praised for its realism, and exciting take on the crime genre. Players got to experience the rise and fall of being a mobster.

However, the series exploded in popularity with its sequel in 2010. After three years since the last title, the game’s developer gave fans a glimmer of hope with a cryptic tease for a potential upcoming project.

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Will players finally get to revisit Mafia II?

Mafia developers share cryptic tease

Back in April, rumors began to swirl about a possible remake of Mafia 2 known as the ‘Definitive Edition’, after a board in Korea appeared to have rated the title. Fans in love with the franchise were understandably excited.

Unfortunately it didn’t provide details such as what console it would even be on, or when we could expect it to come out. The game’s developer also had kept quiet – until now.

On May 10, the official Twitter account for the series sent players into a frenzy when they tweeted out an ominous teaser. The post was a single word: “Family.”

While it was just one word, the developer breaking silence is notable as it’s the first time they have commented on anything since 2018. It’s likely that they could be announcing some kind of project in 2020.

Despite not knowing what it could be, fans of the franchise went wild. Twitter user ‘robertevans97’ exclaimed, “Remaster the 2nd one please and thank you.” Another player ‘theCrackJack420’ requested a new title. “Mafia 4 in 70s Vegas needs to happen,” they said.

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Mafia fans speculated what the teaser could mean.

At the time of writing it’s still unclear what the developer is hinting at, although a remaster of Mafia 2 seems the most likely given it will be the game’s 10th anniversary in August.

What could it be? Will we finally get Mafia 4? Or are the long-standing rumors of a remaster of past titles finally going to come to fruition? Regardless of what is eventually announced, fans will certainly be hyped.

The fact that so much excitement can be generated over a single word tweet is just proof that players are thirsty for new Mafia content – even if that means re-visiting old classics.

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Halo Infinite has multiple betas scheduled for 2021

Published: 23/Jan/2021 22:42 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 22:48

by Bill Cooney

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Halo Infinite publisher 343 Industries is planning to release multiple betas in the lead-up to the game’s release later this year.

Halo fans had a rough ending to 2020, with the next game in the series, Infinite, being delayed until Fall 2021 according to 343 Industries.

Despite that setback, it appears we’ll get a chance to play the game well before that, since the developers are apparently “actively drafting plans” to roll out multiple “test flights” of the game before its official release, according to information found on the Halo Insider website.

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Infinite is the next installment in the Halo franchise, and we could get to play it before it officially releases.

According to the info, 343 Industries is currently planning to use the Halo Insider Program for the multiple beta tests before the game fully launches, which will give devs a chance to find and fix bugs and other glitches that might have slipped through the cracks.

How to sign up for the Halo Insider program and Halo Infinite beta

If you’re not already signed up for Halo Insider, the good news is that it’s as easy as entering your email and other information. To make things as simple as possible just follow these steps below to get signed up and be notified when the “test flights” become available:

  1. Go to the Halo Insider Program site.
  2. Click on the “signup” link
  3. Under “Sign in to your Xbox Live account,” click Sign In.
  4. Sign in with your Microsoft Account.

When are the Halo Infinite beta tests?

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343 Industries haven’t shown off multiplayer footage yet, but we assume it will be available during the “test flights”

We don’t have an exact release date for any of the test flights just yet, other than that they will be starting “later this year” according to the publisher, which could be Spring or Summer since the game is slated to come out in Fall.

Rest assured these should be announced well ahead of time by 343, and if you’re signed up as an insider you’ll also receive a notification in your email and on your Xbox account when it does happen.

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