'Thief' announced for next-gen platforms in 2014

Eidos Montreal confirms new game coming to PC and next-generation platforms in 2014.

Update:

Game Informer has confirmed "Thief" as the cover of its April issue. "Series hero Garrett returns to the Gothic, industrial metropolis known simply as the City to steal any and everything that will make him richer. Unfortunately, the City is broiling with social tension as it is ravaged by a plague and lorded over by a political tyrant known as the Baron. In order to survive his adventures, Garrett will have to pay attention to his environment and make use of the many possible paths through each of the game's levels."

The magazine also confirmed the title would be launching for the PS4, PC, and "other next-gen platforms" in 2014.

Original story:

Screenshots of a next-generation Thief 4 have leaked online.

The game is expected to be officially unveiled imminently, although user GamesManiac on Russian social network VK.com seems to have unearthed the images early.

The 16 screenshots appear to be scans from a magazine, with GamesManiac claiming Thief 4 will be released in 2014 for the PC and next-generation consoles.

Four of the images are from a first-person perspective. Lock-picking is also shown, along with various other sneaky activities in a world of cobbled streets and murky lighting.

The critically acclaimed Thief series has not been seen since 2004's Thief: Deadly Shadows, though Thief 4 has been confirmed to be in the works at Eidos Montreal since 2009.

All previous games in the series have cast the player as Garrett, a master thief in a steampunk and supernatural world.

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Jebril
Jebril

For anyone who hasn't played some of the earlier Thief's before you guys should probably go do that, they're some of the best stealth games out there. 

Danishaslam
Danishaslam

Heard too much praising about this game, never played previous games of the series but that cover caught my eye, damn it looks interesting I am looking forward to it. !!

JoiLambell
JoiLambell

Thief 4, good news. 

Bad news, most games get mainstreamed nowadays, and be aware of hypes. as much as i want to be exited by this new Thief wish was a childhood game for me, i can´t. What can i say, my faith is this industry is almost running out.

Mawy_Golomb
Mawy_Golomb

I've managed to find more pieces of info, which may very well indicate that the direction of Thief 4 (or rebooted Thief) will be unpleasant to many of the fans (including me) of Thief 1 & 2. 

Taken from the URL posted below is this quote: "Thief 4 runs on Unreal Engine, features some sort of online functionality and will bring "more than just stealth". Eidos Montreal is taking the same no-holds-barred approach to choice it took with Human Revolution, but is after "a different play style.

http://www.oxm.co.uk/42730/thief-4-needs-to-be-as-good-as-or-better-than-deus-ex-eidos-montreal/

What's meant by "more than just stealth," "online functionality," or "a different play style?" If that quote (from Eidos Montreal boss Stephane D'Astous) doesn't worry you, then I don't know what will.


Mawy_Golomb
Mawy_Golomb

Hmmm...I  somehow have a feeling that the reason why the lead devs of Thief 4 left the team. It was because they knew that Eidos was going to greatly dumb down the entire game, removing many aspects that made the first two Thief games great. In case anyone needs to be reminded of that or know what I'm basing my opinion on, here's the link to an older Thief 4 news article: 

http://www.gamespot.com/news/lead-thief-4-devs-exit-project-report-6382509

zero_reiko
zero_reiko

the game title is not appropriate. thief is a form of taking not your own for the purpose of gaining without violence; while robbery is a form of taking not your own for the purpose of gaining with violence. and since the protagonist looks like a member of assassin brotherhood, it assumes that this games contains violence, like murder and homecide..

as conclusion, the title of this  game should be "robbery with homecide"

SmartGhost
SmartGhost

A classic reborn again cant wait

bunty_007
bunty_007

a new dishonored style game ... ehh ! it must b 3rd person view game 

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

OH SHIT.  Anybody else get chills when they saw this headline?  I absolutely loved the Thief games back in the day, I really hope they do the new one well.  This series is what made me fall in love with stealth games.  Actually I can't remember if I played Thief or MGS first, but I'm a stealth fan because of those games. 

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

Thief was the first game to introduce the stealth mechanism of hiding in the dark if I'm not mistaken.

snakefantasy10
snakefantasy10

I swear to god if they add X-ray vision to this game....

Dogeatr00
Dogeatr00

Love Thief, want Start/Select to come back too ><;

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Don't be fooled.  None of the Thief 1/2 devs are left.

Ranger-X
Ranger-X

heck yeah! I loved Thief 1 and 2; Deadly Shadows was good too. I hope they put plenty of scary missions and areas into this! I loved shalebridge cradle's atmosphere and the old Thief places like the hammer cathedral! it'll be nice to see Thief on next gen though anyways!

tuckie27
tuckie27

Garrett or Solid Snake - Which badass is cooler?


SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

When I read the description for Thief, I thought to myself that it sure sounds a lot like the Dishonored. Not that that is a bad thing.

MasterBlade7123
MasterBlade7123

Man I'm glad they're doing this because I completely missed out on Thief. I wanted to get it back in 2005 on the Xbox but didn't for some stupid reason.  

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Step aside Dishonored, let the real pros show you how it's done.

Garrett is back, baby.

GunEye
GunEye

Thank Dishonored. I think if it wasn't for it, there wouldn't be enough pressure on the Thief developers..

People tend to ignore that, but it is highly unlikely that Thief developers played Dishonored and said: "DAMN, THIS IS OUR GAME! Lets get Thief 4 rolling!"

I see Dishonored as the needed catalyst to push the release of Thief 4.

blkgto
blkgto

@ NeonNinja 

There were plagues all the time.  It is not like its an uncommon setting.

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

I understand that Dishonored is inspired heavily by Thief, I really do.  But they couldn't do something beyond trying to survive a plague ridden city and to stop a political figure?

I mean, I get it and all, but you figure they would have a gone a completely different direction beyond "yeah, so there's this bad guy you gotta sneak to, BUT there's a plague so it's kinda in the way of you sneaking to him, you know?" since Dishonored JUST released with that SAME premise.

Yes, Thief came first, again, I get it.  But with it being out of the spotlight for so long, you would again, figure that they would go a different route in terms of set up than Dishonored.  For all I know it could be a totally different game once the narrative and gameplay opens up.  But I would have liked to have heard something else regarding the setting.

Beyond that, bring it on! I'm ready for this game!

nuclearV2mssile
nuclearV2mssile

wait for it...

wait for it...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW SHIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT 

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHHHHH

sorry had to be done, it's great they're bringing back the classic. Let's hope they're not gonna water it down.

sjawz3288
sjawz3288

I noticed under the game titles, it states Platforms: PC, X720, PS4. When was the X720 actually revealed? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Is there something you guys know that we don't?

fender1903
fender1903

Finally the true "First Person Sneaker" returns! I've spent 100's of hours playing Thief 1: Gold and replaying with different additional Mods. I really hope they DON'T dumb it down from the original's difficulty level. Incredibly fun and challenging game! I have not read through all 650+ comments yet, but there is a thriving modding community for Thief and lots of discussion over at the Through The Looking Glass site: ttlg com/forums. Can't wait for this one!

Dougsmoog
Dougsmoog

Lost weeks of my life playing the original Dark Project back in '98, it was a breath of fresh air at the time of launch compaired to the standard fare shooters we all had then, micromanaging every move and decision making was great and a forerunner to many game elements today. Quality game as I remember it, very much looking forward to the new and improved nextgen 'Dark Engine' at play excellent! ;^)

GarGx1
GarGx1

I hope they haven't ditched the specialised arrows. Rope arrows and water arrows ftw ;)

Orbrital
Orbrital

What a lot of people are forgetting is that... A lot of things are optional in Dishonored, you don't need to get any upgrades or even use your consumable gadgets at all and play on Very Hard difficulty, you are also able to complete the game without killing anyone. You can still get a very Thief-esque experience even though the stealth mechanics are simpler, such as the Sneak mode, where you don't control your speed and enemies will never hear you in Sneak mode. But still, I have to tip my hat to the Thief series for heavily inspiring Dishonored, I haven't played the Thief series yet, but I will be checking it out as soon as I can. I don't think a lot of Thief fans know this, but the team in Arkane Studios that developed Dishonored are huge fans of the Thief series and are excited for Thief 4. Dishonored being my 2012 GoTY, I am really looking forward to playing the Thief series. And hey, give Dishonored some credit, some healthy competition between Arkane and Eidos. In the meantime, can the Dishonored and Thief fans please get along? But keep in mind that Thief innovated the stealth genre, Dishonored made stealth a revived genre again after a long time.

Fursnake
Fursnake

So Thief finally...

*puts on sunglasses*

steals it's way back into the gaming scene.

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

I was waiting for this game for sooooooooo long!

 Search Frozenfoxy on youtube to see Thief:Deadly Shadows Perfect gameplay on hard mode.

SilentAssassin
SilentAssassin

For those of you who don't know about Thief.  It's one of the most underrated games there is.  Thief 1 & 2 were some of the best games I've ever played.  Thief 3 was a little different but still alot of fun.  It's true stealth.. before Dishonored and all that.  Thief was an amazing game and I hope the new one stays true to it's roots.. if it does.. it will truly be great!

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

If SE Montreal fail this I shall proclaim "Nnoooooooooooo, you ate all my plumsies!!!!!!!!!"

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

ooh i cant wait for this one. i do hope its the same developers as before. i really enjoyed thief one and two. i think i still have thief 2 kicking about some where. i wonder whether it will run on windows 7?

Huggy_Monster
Huggy_Monster

really wish they do a open world thief game where you collect contract from npc, build rep with fences, sub story quest like being hunted by the law among many other things

STRNG
STRNG

I thought dishonored was kind of an overrated game too to be honest. Still havent gotten up the resolve to complete it just for bragging rights. Maybe someday. Hope this isnt as much of a snorefest.

binoy321
binoy321

it seems that most of the games right now has a bow and arrow weapon.. lol

foodpee
foodpee

Shiiet, Dishonored doesn't even come knee high compared to any of the Thief games.. BioThief(DH) is one of the most boring, easy, predictable, empty, bland, derivative, yet strangely highly revered games i have played in recent memory.  Had to force myself to complete it, hoping it would grow on me, open up, reveal itself or something.. Which it didn't. Immediately freed up my disk space.  It's like the Hangover movies; everyone, even your best friend seem to find them hilarious, but they're obviously crap. Hopefully Thief keeps on and keeps real!!

ux1077
ux1077

This is a game I can get behind, instead of "killer's" Creed 4, lets be honest, there is really no assassin in that series anymore, just some super power hero that can take on two dozen people at a time..

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

Im going to the bear pits tomorrow, you wanna come with?

startman_1999
startman_1999

Excellent news! Big fan of the Thief series and Eidos in general. I can't think of a single bad game by them. They're pretty much a guarantee for me.