- Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein
has shared answers to several Mafia II PlayStation 3 fan questions, as follows:
Last week I attended a Mafia II
preview event, armed with a list of questions you wanted me to investigate.
After speaking with Director of Creative Production Jack Scalici
, I left with those answers... and a tommy gun filled with tequila (seriously). Since there isn't enough in there for me to mix margaritas for all of you, I'll just cut straight to the interview.
Why go with Empire Bay instead of New York City?
It's New York, with a little bit of influence of Chicago, with a bit of San Francisco mixed in there. But when you do New York you have to do it right, and it has to be exact, and you'll get some psychopaths on the forums who'll take a map of New York City, and a map of your game and point out everything that you did wrong and bad and why go through that?
And also, if you've ever driven through New York, it's not the most gameplay-driving-friendly city. There are a lot of one way streets, and it's not as much fun as it could be if you were driving around doing 90 mph in a convertable blasting 1950's rock 'n' roll....