Speaking today during Take-Two's quarterly earnings
call, CEO Ben Feder commented on Mafia
2's projected profitability. Perhaps directly rebutting one analyst's recent prediction
, Feder assured investors, "Based upon the initial launch, we expect this to be another profitable title for Take-Two." He did not offer specific sales or shipment data for the game's first week at retail, nor did Feder note a general timetable for when to expect Mafia 2
to cross over into the black.
was released on August 24 to somewhat favorable critical reception
, following an eight-year development process that began when 2K Czech set to work on a custom game engine. Our first glimpse
of the game (pictured above) came just over three years ago.