The sequel to the atmospheric Mafia II is in development for PlayStation 4, according to a report on Eurogamer.net. The site claims that the sequel had been intended as a launch title for Sony’s next system (drool), but is now unlikely to hit that deadline. Developer 2K Czech is still rebuilding its team after layoffs last year.

In March, it was reported that 2K Czech was helping Rockstar with the development of Grand Theft Auto V. Apparently the two open-world giants have been trading secrets with the hope of transforming Mafia into a blockbuster franchise.

While Sony’s yet to comment on its next console, the platform’s likely to launch in late 2013. This is all starting to get rather exciting, isn't it?

[via eurogamer.net]