Haden Blackman, founder Mafia 3 and Mafia: the final edition It turned out that the developer of Hangar 13 is stepping down as head of the studio and leaving the parent company 2K. Nick Baines will be the new head of hangar 13.
“I share with you with mixed emotions several updates of the management from hangar 13,” – said in a note, which was internally shared by the management of 2K. “Haden Blackman is stepping down as head of Hangar 13 and leaving the company to pursue his passion in a new venture. We are grateful for Hayden’s leadership in building Hangar 13, building and merging teams in Novata, Brighton and the Czech Republic, and releasing several games and Mafia collections that define studios.
“What Haden has helped build will continue to grow and grow over the years. We support all of our employees who are committed to their hobbies and wish him all the best in the future. Nick Baines, Head of Hangar 13 Brighton Studios will take office head of the hangar studio 13.
“With 30 years of industry leadership experience, Nick joined Hangar 13 in 2018 to create Hangar 13 Brighton, and has spent the past four years developing the team, building studio capacity and launching great projects such as Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia Trilogy . I hope you will join me in thanking Hayden and wishing him the best, as well as congratulating Nick on his well-deserved promotion. While change can be challenging, it can also bring new opportunities and success. We are confident that the studio is in excellent hands, heading into several projects currently underway, and the team has full 2K support ”.
Creating c Hangar 13 was discovered in 2014 along with confirmation that Blackman, a LucasArts veteran, will head the studio. At the time, the team was working on the AAA game using patented technology. This game was Mafia 3 2016, which received mixed but mostly positive reviews. After that, Hangar 13 worked on a remake of the original 2020 Mafia.
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