The risk paid off.
With all the racial controversy present in Mafia III, not to mention the decision to feature a person of color as the game’s main protagonist, it might be a little surprising to hear that it is officially the fastest selling game in 2K Games’ history. Take Two Interactive quickly reported that Mafia III had sold really quickly, and even overtook other big franchises like BioShock.
‘“It’s tough to take on a subject material like this and treat it realistically and sensitively,” Zelnick said. “We have to be sure not to put our words in the character’s mouths, but to make sure the words belong in the mouths of the characters.”
For research, Hangar 13 developers read through hundreds of firsthand accounts from African Americans in the 1960s South and watched documentaries in search of the right stories and voices to lend the game authenticity.’
Mafia III is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What are your thoughts on the game so far? Feel free to let us know in the comments down below.