Thief 4 stepping out of shadows May 11?

Source: See below. What we heard: At this point, Eidos Montreal's second in-development project can scarcely be considered a mystery. Not long after announcing Deus Ex 3 in 2007, the game maker said its next upcoming project would begin with the letter "T," narrowing the prospects down to a new...

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What we heard: At this point, Eidos Montreal's second in-development project can scarcely be considered a mystery. Not long after announcing Deus Ex 3 in 2007, the game maker said its next upcoming project would begin with the letter "T," narrowing the prospects down to a new installment in the Tomb Raider or Thief franchises. Then last month, a franchise fan noticed that the typeface in a teaser banner was nearly identical to that used in previous installments in the Looking Glass Studios franchise.

Now, the most definitive indicator yet has arisen, courtesy of an advertisement found in the most recent issue of Edge magazine. According to the ad (a photo of which was posted to GameSpot's forums by user angelkimne), Eidos Montreal plans to unveil its second project next Monday, on May 11. The ad then lists three awards attached to the project: GameSpy's Hall of Fame, as well as GameSpot's Greatest Games of All Time and 10 Best Heroes in Gaming.

One look at GameSpot's 10 Best Heroes feature, and it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes-caliber reasoning to figure out just what Eidos is up to. Notably, the only Eidos-owned hero to appear on GameSpot's list is none other than Garrett, better known as the stealthy antihero of the Thief franchise.

The official story: Eidos representatives had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

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i can't wait!11!! i never finished the turd one on xbox and i still regret it. :( i have tried to play it on 360 but it is glitchy and not worth it. :(:(

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Cool I'm totally looking forward to hearing news at E3 about this.

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It's official!!!!! There's even an official site: << LINK REMOVED >>

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well it's may 11th and where's garrett?

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thief 3 was good the only one i played, sorta elemental dark and horror mix blend in quite ok. thought thief was only a guy running somewhere in the night but turn out theres monsters and zombies as well ooh. I think ill keep a look out for this game when more publications are out.

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@zajorax, Well thats your opinion, whereas i thought AC was technically a brilliant game, although it suffered from repetition, what other game can you think of that offers you complete freedom of movement in addition to being able to climb anything, not to mention an original storyline, the only downside for me personally was, as i have previously stated, the repetition. I also dont think it fair to compare AC to Thief as they are completely different types of games. Dont get me wrong, i loved Thief 1 as it was a totally original idea and defined a genre as it was the first time Lighting dynamics had been used to full gaming effect, i just loved causing mayhem, then hiding in the shadows which made for a tense experience. I only hope Thief 4 is a return to form as 2 & 3 were quite lacklustre. Suppose we'll just have to wait and see.

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Assassins creed was not good! Jumping around in white in the middle the day killing people and then hiding in haystacks over and over again is not a sneaky game. If you like it you fail it!

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@gaijin879 thanks for the info. deadly shadows was bananas i hope thief 4 is some what the same game play in some ways.with better graphics and a whole new plot and back round.

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I hope they release some screenshots, or game footage... Maybe at GDC Canada? (that is if eidos will be there..)

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finally the game i was waiting for.3 days to go i cant wait.

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@junglist101 Me niether mate.

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I'm damn existed. This could be an awesome game or it could be a bad game. I believe most in the last.

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I'm looking forward to this. I hope they still made it steampunk-medieval fantasy. They better return the rope arrow and the scouting orb. Those where my favorites.

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Am I the only one who can't give thumbs up/down. I don't see the little hands...

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I believe EA has the rights to SystemShock IP. A while back some fans were going to remake SS2 with the DOOM3 engine(would have been awesome), and EA shot em down:( to parrot_of_adun: Bioshock was made by real life LookingGlass folks, and was a great game, BUT it was just about a carbon copy of SystemShock2. But I am assuming you know this? I would love a new Thief game, but they way these companies would rather cash in, makes me happy with T: DP and T2:TMA Long live the Bonehoard!!

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thief is a very good game

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Who needs a good stealth game? Raise your hand. This one's a buy from me if they keep some of those items like water arrows and the club for knockouts. Thief's been known for great atmosphere and emergent, sneaky gameplay. Will the sequel live up?

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If only Eidos had been the publisher for the SS series... THEN we might actually see a sequel instead of all these rehashings (eg, bioshock and dead space). Whether or not Eidos does justice to the respective IPs, at least Thief and Deus Ex get a second chance. SS1+2 are just ignored entirely by this newer generation of gamers (you know, the ones that fell for payed DLC, and STILL buy it).

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Woot!

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Thief 1 was the best, followed by thief 2 and thief 3 :)

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FINALLY! Some stealth games! Thief was a great game. Here's to hoping that Eidos doesn't bastardize the PS3 version of this game.

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Hopefully it'll return the series' former glory (though probably not). Still, I can't wait to hear more about it.

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I can only think of one word to describe this: Woot!.... (Did I really just say that?)

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Re hashing the Thief series is not a good idea. It saddens me that rather than come up with a new idea and make it good, Eidos would rather slum it for a cash in. The team that created that whole Thief world is adrift on other projects for other companies. Without at least a few of those fine folks, I don't see how you're going to get a satisfactory Thief game.

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I can't wait. love the FMs but this will be fun too.

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@2bitSmOkEy i am more of a metal gear solid person.Metal gear solid is the best game ever!!!

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WOW! I hope the melee combat is just as good as Thief 2 was. Ya I can see MS trying to bribe Eidos to make a 360 version ONLY game of this one but it will NEVER HAPPEN Eidos like's the PC! :)

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cant wait

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Wow! Thief 2 is one of my most loved games of all time, can't wait for the new one!

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Thief 4: Modern Warfare

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@thenephariousone I agree with you 100% dude.

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Thief damn so long time ago i played it.

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I hope its only coming out on PC so it can be made awesome. But thats not going to happen seeing as there going to want to rake in the cash.

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Thief is a great franchise! Glad to see they're still keeping it going.

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assassins creed was the worst game id played in a long time. anyone who thinks that game was great needs to get some taste and play some real classics.

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oh hellllll yyeeeeessss!!! i was literally just today telling a friend how good thief 3 was, im so stoaked for some thief action, my fave stealth game/1

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Oh PLEEEEEEASE!!!!! God Thief 3 was one of my fav games of all time.

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A new Thief? Sweet!

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With Thief 4 and Deus-Ex 3 in the post, Eidos are looking good at this point, i only hope these 2 games live up to my expectations as i absoloutely love em both, and cant wait for either.

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Well on one hand I hope they'll make a new story, but on the other hand, it would probably only be perfect if it was from (late) Looking Glass Studios...Eidos isn't in my book of best story publishers\developers... Why do the best developers close...and the best games get underhyped...I want Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios to team up on something (like maybe this) again....Oh well, dreaming about the impossible....I would say I shouldn't dwell in the past...but luckily we can still play those good old games! sorry...bit of sentimentality

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I really hope that a new Thief game is coming. The first three games were all great, although the first two are the most notable - especially for their atmosphere, which is still unrivalled in stealth-based games IMO.

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kaine666_2 you fanboy argument have no credibility

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So long as it's more like the original thief and not thief 3. Come on Garrett!

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Kaine666_2 you are a moron and you are obviously biased. Assassins Creed was an amazing game and every true stealth game enthusiast knows that.

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@Barighm - I totally agree. In fact one of the reasons I looked forward to AC was the fact it appeared 'Thief' like... of course then I was horribly disappointed, but I would love to see Thief take that course of a huge open world feel or at least the crowds and such (minus beggars and drunks). Image The City, the Old Quarter and what not open for looting, masses of people to sneak through... I sure hope the game sits somewhere outside of the first 3 games... Either prequel or sequel it. My hopes being on sequel seeming there is little of huge interest that could happen to Garrett before the first game and still not affect the weight of the original series.

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I'll wait for Gamespot score then I will buy it.( if it would be good Of course!)

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somethings telling me is not thief 4 a prequel but not thief for

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About freaking time! Now that the Splinter Cell franchise has pretty much been aborted, someone has to carry the torch for hardcore light-and-shadow stealth action.

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