GDC 2016 presentation document shows lively New Orleans in fresh Mafia 3 screens

Mafia 3

Back in March, Hangar 13 designer Seth Rosen gave a GDC talk titled Adding Life to your Level, which used slides to give examples of AI behaviour from BioShock Infinite and the upcoming Mafia 3.

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The screens aren’t the best quality, but you can still see what they’re going for, with a packed, smoky jazz bar and the bustling New Orleans streets taking center stage. Have a look at them all in thefull document here.

Considering the screens are from pre-alpha footage, it’s looking mighty impressive, I think. I still enjoy this reveal trailer, too:

I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Mafia 2 was one of the most densely detailed open-world games of its time. I loved how its open-world was really just an intricate backdrop for the story, rather than a map littered with stuff to do, just for the sake of it.

Hopefully that’s all stepped up in this sequel, with AI improvements making the world feel even more lived-in, right up until you go ahead and murder everyone.

Cheers, VG247.