At PAX East 2016, Mafia III developer, Hangar 13, revealed that the upcoming title will allow players to drive a variety of cars including muscle cars and military vehicles. Producer Andy Wilson said that each car will be unique in its own way but also cautioned that players shouldn’t expect a driving “sim” experience.
In addition to this, the studio said that Mafia III will feature a “ton of great music” from the era. However, the team is unable to reveal a full list of songs until licensing is dealt with. Confirmed songs so far include: All Along the Watchtower, House of the Rising Sun, Fortunate Son, Son of a Preacher Man, and Paint It Black.
During the panel, Creative Director Haden Blackman also discussed the game’s setting, revealing that Hangar 13 considered several locations before settling for a rendition of New Orleans. The developer said it was important for the setting to feel different than that of Mafia II‘s Empire Bay.
Mafia III releases on October 7 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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