Mafia: Definitive Edition has a nasty bug for players on the Steam version that causes the game to fail to load. When some players try to launch the game, it just does nothing — the game starts and then crashes instantly. It sucks not being able to play a game you just bought, so here’s a quick and simple fix for the problem until the developers Hangar 13 release a patch.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is a complete and exacting remake of Mafia 1 on a modern engine with lush graphics, re-made cutscenes, and overhauled shooting mechanics. It’s the exact same game with all the bells-and-whistles of a modern epic on current-gen hardware. It’s kind of crazy to look back at the original and try to compare with the new version of Mafia.
If your copy of Mafia: Definitive Edition won’t launch, you can bypass the launcher by accessing the installation folder.
Once you’re in-game, you can go to the Settings and disable the launcher from there. Now your game should launch without a problem.
Mafia, 2K Games, Hangar 13, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
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