It seemed that after the release of Mafia 3, Take-Two abandoned the franchise, but the fans had a hope to get
What is known
Take-Two Interactive, 2K's parent companyGames, has filed three applications for registration of trademarks associated with the Mafia series. In the first document, the name of the game is typed in by fans familiar with the font, which also "flaunts" on the posters with the game. The second Mafia logo is already typed in a standard text font, as if hinting at a new part of the series. The third application mentions Mafia 2, which already gives hope for a remaster. It is possible that Take-Two corny updates rights.
At the same time, an extension hints at the exit of Mafia 4rights to the trademark of Hagar 13 studio, which developed the ill-fated Mafia 3. The application “flaunts” its updated logo with four divisions, which also indicates Take-Two’s serious intentions. In addition, Hagar 13 employees have been working on the AAA project for the second year, judging by the summary of the technical artist of the studio, Herth De Knodder.
Note that trademarks are registered whendevelopment goes into a “serious” phase. So Mafia fans had a chance to get not only an updated sequel for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but also a full-fledged sequel in the form of Mafia 4.