Thief Reboot Revealed As A Next-Gen Title
It’s actually pretty funny how weird this news is for me. Just the other day I was talking to someone about the Thief series and how Thief 4 had disappeared into the wilderness, with only a small tease last year letting fans know that Thief was only marginally alive. And then, out of nowhere, Thief is back, just without the “4” tagging along at the end. Eidos Montreal have revealed Thief, a reboot for the franchise set to launch on next-gen consoles and PC.
Publishers Square Enix released a statement after the title was confirmed by Game Informer, who are featuring series’ protagonist Garrett on their April cover. The publisher introduced the reboot as as “a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games”. The rest of the press release spoke a little about gameplay, talking up “a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.”
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Eidos Montreal recently worked on the stellar Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which was also a fantastic revival of a franchise that help define gaming a number of years ago. Barring one or two design issues, Human Revolution was an incredible stealth adventure, so expect some of that experience to spill over into this new Thief title.
One thing most people have noticed is the similarities the new Thief has to recently released Dishonored, with a grim, grey city serving as the setting for this latest stealthy adventure for Garrett. That’s not exactly a bad thing if you think about it.
You can check out some of the early screens featured in the latest Game Informer below, and prepare yourself for the hype train to kick in soon. Thief will release on PS4, PC and whatever Microsoft’s new console is called in 2014.