Mafia 2 Loses Multiple Endings to Focus On One
The creators of Mafia II planned to offer multiple endings based on the player’s choices, but Illusion Softworks has now decided to cut all but one of them. Inc Gamers reports that the decision was based on creating the strongest narrative, and isolating the ending that best fit the story.
"We had four multiple endings at one point in the game, and then we looked at it and we had one really outstanding, great ending to our story," said senior producer Denby Grace. "We worked on these things and we have our players that focus test and we found that people were just replaying and ultimately only felt satisfied when they got to the one great ending. We just said, ’You know what? Let’s just ditch these other endings, this is the ending everyone wants.’"
Mafia II is due in August, when we’ll be able to see the one remaining ending for ourselves.