For those who have Mafia 3 may have noticed a message at the start when you load up the game. It’s a statement regarding the racism that is encountered as you play as Lincoln Clay.
The game is set in 1968 in Southern America, in a fictional world called New Bordeaux (Based on New Orleans). This is one of the things that I love about the game, the authenticity of the times that Hangar 13 have put to the game, and they have certainly not held back on there depiction of Racism.
You can check out the statement below:
In case you can’t read it from the picture above the statement reads:
Mafia 3 takes place in a fictionalised version of the American South in 1968. We sought to create an authentic and immersive experience that captures this very turbulent time and place, including depictions of racism.
We find the racist beliefs, language, and behaviours of some characters in the game abhorrent, but believe it is vital to include these depictions in order to tell Lincoln Clay’s story.
Most importantly, we felt that to not include this very real and shameful part of our past would have been offensive to the millions who faced – and still face – bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, and racism in all its forms.
We will have more on this when our review goes live!
What are everyone’s thoughts on this? We’re Hangar 13 right to go with what was included in the game? Has this improved the games authenticity for the time it is set in? We would love to hear your thoughts