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Mafia developer to close down Prague office as 2K Czech begins restructuring

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Mafia developer 2K Czech is now in the process of restructuring, with its main Prague office scheduled to close, the publisher confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer.

The Prague studio is expected to shut its doors within the next few months, while staff will reportedly face some lay-offs. A number of developers from 2K Czech will additionally be relocated to 2K's main office in Novato, California, while other staff will be moved to the secondary office in the city of Brno where Mafia 2 was developed.

"We have relocated and consolidated our 2K Czech team from our Prague facility to centralise resources in our location in Brno. Additionally, we are transferring some development resources from Prague and Brno to 2K headquarters in Novato, CA," said 2K in a statement to Eurogamer.

"This transition will both strengthen the integration of the 2K Czech team with our award winning development teams, and better align cross-functional business practices. As part of this realignment, we are adjusting our staffing levels, resulting in the elimination of some positions."

It is believed the company is currently working on Mafia 3. A sequel to Mafia 2 was first announced in 2010; however, little information on its development status is available.