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Handling a car in Mafia 3 is all about “Hollywood action driving”

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The late 1960s and 1970s of American history was a turbulent time. Rampant racism, the controversy over the war in Vietnam and a visibly corrupt government had many US citizens up in arms. But it’s also an age which gave birth to something else: The muscle car. American vehicles, with enough V8 power to burn a hole through the ozone layer and then some.

This was an era where horses ran wild under the hood and car bodies boasted a level of sexiness that few vehicles have been able to emulate ever since. And while Mafia 3 is going to be an action game with some heavy ideas regarding race, gangsterism and family, it’s also going to be the kind of game that wants to make driving feel real yet accessible.

“So in Mafia III we’re trying to achieve something that we call Hollywood action driving, which is this feeling that you’re pretty much a stunt driver in a Hollywood movie,” design director Matthias Worch said in a Mafia III development diary video.

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It’s very much inspired by 60’s driving movies like Bullitt. It’s this feeling that you’re really good at driving but you’re still sitting in a real car. And that car  has mass, it has inertia, it’s actually correctly modelled. It’s created by designers who actually have degrees in this kind of engineering. So as you’re sitting in this car, you feel like this thing has weight. You can use it to drift around corners, you can slam into things.

And even as you’re driving around the world which has different surfaces, you might be in the Bayou which has wet dirt, you might be on gravel, you might be on asphalt, all of that actually effects the car and you can feel that seep into the way you’re driving.

I’m sort of hoping that the Gumball Rally will also be an influence on the way cars handle, but I doubt that the 2K team has a Raul Julia tattoo like I do. Mafia III is currently scheduled for an October release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Last Updated: May 9, 2016

44 Comments

  1. So basically when you hit a leaf of grass in the game, your car explodes?

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  2. HairyEwok

    May 9, 2016 at 14:06

    So basically mafia 3 driving is all about how well you could drive in GTA4

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    • Pariah

      May 9, 2016 at 14:13

      • HairyEwok

        May 9, 2016 at 14:16

        There I was just getting American hot dog when BOOM! I got hit by American muscle car.

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 9, 2016 at 14:17

          “ENOUGH HOT DOG FOR YOU!? HUH?!”

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 9, 2016 at 14:13

      Boat rider…

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      • Pariah

        May 9, 2016 at 14:24

        Boet rider? XD

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 9, 2016 at 14:25

          Haai nee sies man!

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          • Pariah

            May 9, 2016 at 14:29

            I can picture you smiling a little, high-pitched voice. Like this:

          • Pariah

            May 9, 2016 at 14:31

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 9, 2016 at 14:31

            HAHAHAHAHA!!! “Loser”

    • Pariah

      May 9, 2016 at 14:15

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 9, 2016 at 14:17

        Lolwut?

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 9, 2016 at 14:19

          I love how the Police officer pulls out his gun, looks at this and just gently lowers it in amazement…

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            May 9, 2016 at 14:20

            Well, he’s probably not sure if it’s illegal.
            “This wasn’t covered in my training”

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 9, 2016 at 14:25

            “You are not allowed to drive on the Si… Oh, you’re flying, nevermind…”

      • HairyEwok

        May 9, 2016 at 14:19

        Oh how i miss GTA 4 driving mechanics XD

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 9, 2016 at 14:22

          I had so much fun reaching top speed and slamming into another car, not to see the destruction, but to see who flies out of the windscreen… I am a horrible person…

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          • Avithar

            May 9, 2016 at 15:21

            or like in L.A Noir a wheel or two might fall out hahahha

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 9, 2016 at 14:41

        He went bowling?

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    • Pariah

      May 9, 2016 at 14:16

      • Dutch Matrix

        May 9, 2016 at 14:38

        Back to the Future?

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      • Avithar

        May 9, 2016 at 15:20

        Harry Potter?

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  3. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 9, 2016 at 14:16

    He said Bayou…

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  4. Captain JJ vs ..............

    May 9, 2016 at 14:16

    I recommend this article because of the header alone.

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  5. Pariah

    May 9, 2016 at 14:21

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 9, 2016 at 14:23

      I could feel the simulated G’s hitting me in my stomach…

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      • HairyEwok

        May 9, 2016 at 14:27

        Let’s play this in VR 😀

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 9, 2016 at 14:28

          But before we do, let’s line everything with big black plastic bags…Why you ask, no real reason…

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 9, 2016 at 14:24

      O_O

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 9, 2016 at 14:38

      Dunno why but I cannot stop staring at this…

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 9, 2016 at 14:42

        It’s like it’s supposed to come off of the tree somehow…

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 9, 2016 at 14:41

      MAJESTIC

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 9, 2016 at 14:45

      This does seem like the average day in Dirt Rally though, look I’m going around this cor..tree…. there we go…

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  6. Dutch Matrix

    May 9, 2016 at 14:23

    Dat screenshot! It’s Supernatural’s Dean Winchester racing to pick up his brother Sam whose standing right there on the corner! Look!

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  7. Captain JJ bound

    May 9, 2016 at 14:28

    Hopefully they’ll at least have throttle sensitivity. I don’t like playing a game like this, trying just to drive casually around town but when you push the throttle you murder a school.

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  8. Avithar

    May 9, 2016 at 15:12

    hahahah, didn’t GTA have a cheat where the cars just burst into flames on the smallest contact

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 9, 2016 at 15:16

      This on GTA online would’ve looked like a new Transformers movie.

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      • Avithar

        May 9, 2016 at 15:19

        True, wonder if this will also have a first person mode could be cool with the setting of the game.

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  9. Matthew Holliday

    May 9, 2016 at 15:20

    so long as hollywood doesnt = need for speed

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