GDC gets Thief 4 talk, more Battlefield 3 included

Thursday, 6th January 2011 14:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen


GDC organisers have just announced it’s to host the “the first public presentation” of Thief 4 at this year’s event in San Francisco in March.

Eidos Montreal’s Paul Weir will “argue for the benefits of using generative music in games… I will show our custom generative system (GRAMPS), demonstrate its key design features and suggest some best practice techniques.”

Weir added that he intends to show “how using a single person as the composer, sound designer and audio director on a AAA title can help create a unified sound field.”

It’s the first formal mention of the game since it was announced in May 2009. Literally nothing else has been announced since, with Eidos Montreal working on Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Organisers have also confirmed a second Battlefield 3 talk for the show, featuring “SPU-based Deferred Shading in Battlefield 3 for PlayStation 3″, to be held by DICE’s Christina Coffin.

A previously announced Battlefield 3 talk by DICE’s Kenny Magnusson will also take place at the Moscone Center

GDC takes place between February 28-March 4.

Thanks, Gama.



  1. Erthazus

    Both games Want.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    God havn’t played Theif since the original xbox version back in the day & it looked good then. Can’t wait to see what they’ve done with this latest version.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    @2, that wasn’t the original, that was actually 3. Original 2 on PC blew me away back in the day.

    #3 4 years ago


    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    @3 No I meant the version on the original xbox. The old black beast had some quality titles *wipes nostalgic tear from eye*

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Zurtech

    …Thief….4!!!! *drools*

    #6 4 years ago
  7. xino

    don’t forget to watch out for Ninja Gaiden 3 at GDC 2011!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Mr.F-X

    Actually, I heard of next EidosMtl game (not Deus Ex HR, the next, next game) a few weeks ago, on a web radio show, they said they couldn’t say anything, but that it was impressive for an alpha version.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Mr.F-X

    the show is called Radio Talbot, it is in French

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    this is reall right?

    #10 4 years ago

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