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Thief revealed as next generation title

Thief revealed as next generation title

Originally known to the world as Thi4f, the fourth instalment of the stealth-em-up series has been on the cards since 2008.

The next instalment in the Thief series has been unveiled for PC, Playstation 4 and 'other next generation consoles' by Eidos Montréal.

The fourth game in the series, the new entry will frustratingly be simply called Thief and will once again feature master thief Garrett, the protagonist from the previous three titles.

Returning again to a first-person perspective, levels will be designed in a non-linear fashion to give players different options as to how to deal with each obstacle and challenge they are presented with.

'We're handling a precious gemstone with Thief,' said Eidos-Montréal general manager Stephane D'Astous. 'Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence.'

Eidos Montréal has had previous experience in translating classic franchising into a more modern console generation following the success of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

'Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, the master thief, and we're building this game around that core experience,' added D'Astous.

The fourth Thief game is scheduled for a 2014 release and is being published by Eidos' owners, Square-Enix.

Previously teased as Thi4f as far back as 2008 with an official announcement in 2009 saying that the fourth instalment was on its way, this update does show that the game has at least had the '4' extracted from being lodged within its name.

The first Thief game, Thief: The Dark Project, was released in 1998 and helped to cement stealth games as a genre. The original developers, Looking Glass Studios, also developed the successful sequel Thief II: The Metal Age before the series was taken over by Ion Storm for the third title, Thief: Deadly Shadows, released in 2004.

Ion Storm, also responsible for Deus Ex, was acquired by Eidos Interactive in 2005, explaining how Eidos Montréal has ended up with both the Deus Ex and Thief franchises on its plate.

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Griffter 6th March 2013, 11:07 Quote
cant wait!... if they make the game like thief 1.. i dont want 3rd person or the choice, far less bloom like thief 3 (yuk)... oh and make it for gamers not casual hand holding style of game play pls.
Pookie 6th March 2013, 14:02 Quote
Thief 2 The Metal Age was one of the first PC games I ever played. I grabbed it recently on the Steam sale and played through again. Glad to see it's still going.
Andy Mc 6th March 2013, 21:18 Quote
GET IN!

Just Don't fu*k this up.
SazBard 6th March 2013, 22:48 Quote
I hope they don't include ridiculous boss fight scenes like they put into Deus Ex HR...
Waynio 6th March 2013, 23:08 Quote
That is really really good news. :D

After seeing gameplay footage of Deep Down & final fantasy tech demo on ps4 this could be incredibly good looking, just hope they match the good looks with everything it needs to be to please fans. :)
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