2K are Looking to Fix Buggy Mafia II and Mafia III: Definitive Editions with Updates
Mafia II is one of my favourite games of the last generation, sure its characters are very cliché and stereotypical, but it truly made me feel like I was in a Goodfella’s world. So when 2K announced that they were releasing a remaster for Mafia II, I was very happy to say the least.
However, this “remaster” wasn’t quite what I had hoped as it not only has its fair share of bugs, but also performs at a poor framerate and the “remaster” seems to have aimed for the minimum requirements for a “remaster”. I am playing the game on the PS4 Pro and Digital Foundry have found this to be the worst version of this Definitive Edition.
Thankfully, the developer of the remaster d3t Ltd have acknowledge fans complaints and have stated that they are working with 2K to make the game better. Which is great and I appreciate it, but if this game was tested properly, you would encounter issues such as the poor framerate within minutes, regardless of whether it’s in a cut-scene or gameplay. There’s even an annoying glitch that makes a 2K logo appear in-game, in the top right-hand corner telling you that your 2K account isn’t linked, even if it is liked.
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— d3tLtd (@d3tLtd) May 27, 2020
Hopefully 2K and d3t Ltd will make quick work of fixing this game, because I want to enjoy it to its fullest and the game certainly deserves better. However, the issues that plagued the Mafia Definitive Edition releases do not stop there, because Mafia III: Definitive Edition has also fallen victim to some problems.
A recent patch released for Mafia III: Definitive Edition and due to it being a one-size-fits-all kind of update, it didn’t take the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions into account and as a result, it has removed its HDR support. I really hope that 2K are not taking advice from some folks at Bethesda? 2K has said that a fix is in the works and they told Digital Foundry “The development team supporting Mafia 3: Definitive Edition is aware of this issue and is working to restore support for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro as soon as possible,”
Let’s just hope that patches for both Mafia II and Mafia III: Definitive Editions are a matter of days, and not weeks, and let’s also hope that they fix both games, rather than making them worse.