Since Mafia III‘s announcement, we haven’t seen a lot of new information revealed. Creative Director Haden Blackman talked about the game’s skill system and car chases in a recent interview.
Blackman explained how skills will affect your game, and how the player has to be challenged in order to have fun.
“We always want to be providing you with skill checks in the game. I think that’s a fun element in a game and for me, it’s that combination of challenge and choice. It’s hard to have fun with a game if you’re not being challenged. you want to have something to overcome, but then you want to have choice with how you do that.”
Hangar 13 wants you to just focus on driving during car chases, and once you aim, the smart targeting system will help you.
“In the case of vehicles, we said ‘okay we’ve got the cover-shooting and are providing you with gun challenges constantly through the game and through that.’ In the driving, we don’t want the shooting to necessarily be the challenge. We want the driving to be the challenge, so a lot of that is done through smart targeting.”
Mafia III releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with no exact release date announced.