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Thief 4 to debut at GDC

Thief 4 to debut at GDC

Eidos Montreal is set to publicly discuss Thief 4 for the first time at GDC 2011 in an audio lecture.

Eidos Montreal is set to make the first official, public comment about Thief 4 at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco next month according to a schedule listing on the official GDC site.

Representatives from Eidos Montreal will be there to give a talk about some of the audio design used in the long-awaited game in a lecture titled 'Stealing Sound: Generative Music in THIEF'.

'Innovative audio has been at the heart of the original THIEF titles and Eidos Montreal's new THIEF is no exception, this presentation will mark the first time that the game has been spoken about publicly,' says the lecture synopsis.

First confirmed back in May 2009, there's been practically no news about Thief 4 since the official announcement. No release date, platform or features have yet been announced.

Eidos hasn't confirmed if they will be keeping with the original Thief setting or rebooting the franchise to a more modern arena - a move that original developer Looking Glass Studios apparently had in mind before it closed in 2000.

The Thief series, which comprises of Thief: The Dark Project, Thief 2: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows, is often cited as one of the best stealth games ever made. Taking the role of master thief Garret, players sneak and skulk through a variety of missions and silently save the world in an inventive medieval fantasy universe.

You can read more about the Thief series in our Games I Own blog series, or let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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wuyanxu 7th January 2011, 12:08 Quote
we need more stealth games, can't wait to see some gameplay video of this, definitely the one to look out for
Lizard 7th January 2011, 15:02 Quote
I'm not sure whether to be excited at the prospect of another brilliant old-style Thief game or depressed at the thought of a reimagined dumb-down action-shooter as Deus Ex 3 looks like it will be.
Shadowed_fury 7th January 2011, 15:53 Quote
I hope hope hope that this doesn't turn into the usual easymode ps3/xbox game. The originals weren't that easy, and I want more of that!
SMIFFYDUDE 9th January 2011, 02:59 Quote
Needs to be better than T:DS' climb wall to win approach.
metarinka 9th January 2011, 11:45 Quote
i think the problem with the stealth gameplay genre is that it's relatively binary: either your totally invisible, or you accidently step into one gaurds vision and it's game over as they all hunt you down till death.

I loved the original thief and the hitman series but they both suffer from this. I would be happy if it took a bit more of an assasins creed gameplay type, but with more technical ways to escape and avoid detection (water arrows and such)

I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Fizzban 9th January 2011, 13:27 Quote
Be interesting to see what direction this goes in.
Hrodwulf666 9th January 2011, 17:43 Quote
YEEEEEEEEES! I LOVE Thief.
Not so sure about the notion to update it though, Not sure I find the idea of "Thief 4:Modern Fellony" appealing, might ruin or muddy the formula that made it great in the first place, oh and let me guess It will star a relative of garrett.
I think the similarities of an updated Thief and the AC franchise is unavoidable and if they update Thief it would still represent forthcoming AC titles (it looks like we due a lot more desmond) , remember though Theif has always been more slow moving considered in pace than running around at pace swinging off balconies and such.
Hrodwulf666 9th January 2011, 17:44 Quote
Glad to see they arent reffering to it as Thi4f anymore though!
Gunsmith 9th January 2011, 17:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lizard
I'm not sure whether to be excited at the prospect of another brilliant old-style Thief game or depressed at the thought of a reimagined dumb-down action-shooter as Deus Ex 3 looks like it will be.

^ This.

*sigh*
sausages 9th January 2011, 21:06 Quote
^ +1

I'll live in hope.
thehippoz 9th January 2011, 21:08 Quote
bet joe's excited about this
CardJoe 11th January 2011, 10:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehippoz
bet joe's excited about this

squeeeeeeeeee
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