Thief 4 to debut at GDC

Written by Joe Martin

January 7, 2011 // 10:35 a.m.

Tags: #audio #audio-design #eidos #gdc #gdc-2011 #generative-music #music #square-enix #thi4f #thief-4 #thief-series

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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