Haden Blackman, founding father of Mafia 3 and Mafia: Definitive Version developer Hangar 13, is stepping down as studio head and can go away mother or father corporate 2K, it's been published. Nick Baynes will take over as the brand new head of Hangar 13.
“It is with blended feelings that I proportion with you many management updates from Hangar 13,” reads a memo shared internally by way of 2K management. “Haden Blackman is stepping down as studio head of Hangar 13, and is leaving the corporate to pursue his pastime at a brand new undertaking. We're thankful for Haden's management in setting up Hangar 13, development and uniting groups in Novato, Brighton, and Czech, and liberating more than one studio-defining Mafia video games and collections.
“What Haden helped construct will proceed to hold ahead and develop for years yet to come. We strengthen all of our staff pursuing their passions, and we would like not anything however the most productive for him in what is subsequent. Nick Baynes, studio head of Hangar 13 Brighton will take over as studio head of Hangar 13.
“With 30 years of business management enjoy, Nick joined Hangar 13 in 2018 to determine Hangar 13 Brighton, and has spent the ultimate 4 years rising the group, build up the studio's functions, and launching terrific initiatives like Mafia: Definitive Version and the Mafia Trilogy. I'm hoping you'll be able to sign up for me in thanking Haden and wishing him the most productive, and congratulating Nick on a richly deserved promotion. Whilst trade will also be difficult, it will possibly additionally breed new alternatives and luck. We're assured the studio is in nice fingers heading into the more than one initiatives lately beneath means, and the group has 2K’s complete strengthen.”
The status quo of Hangar 13 used to be published in 2014 together with affirmation that Blackman, a LucasArts veteran, can be heading up the studio. On the time the group used to be running on a AAA recreation the usage of proprietary tech. That recreation used to be 2016's Mafia 3, which introduced to blended however most commonly sure opinions. Following that, Hangar 13 labored on 2020's remake of the unique Mafia.
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