Thief 4 development begins winding up

Wednesday, 27th April 2011 23:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Deus Ex: Human Revolution team has been ousted from its comfortable digs in the Eidos Montreal studio, to make room for the Thief 4 group.

“We’ve ramped down, they’ve ramped up,” Human Revolution’s art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete told Eurogamer.

“The main production floor is occupied by them now. We’re occupying a lesser space.”

It’s not that the Deus Ex team have moved on to a new project – Jacques-Belletete said the two teams are wholly distinct. For example, he himself has no input in Thief 4.

Still, he’s enthusiastic.

“It’s a really kickass team, some great people,” he said.

“The Art Director is a good friend of mine, and it’s in really good hands.”

He refused to be drawn on details but did say the game would “rock your shorts”. We believe it.

Thief 4 has been confirmed by Eidos Montreal and Square Enix but has not been officially revealed. A mysterious off-screen image is all we have to go on at the moment. If only there were some massive industry event over the next few months it could be debuted at.



  1. Noodlemanny

    …Another Thief… I’m at a loss for words… I, I’m so happy… Ah the boyhood memories…

    Seriously though the old Thiefs were great and a new ones been long over due.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stardog

    They better not fuck it up. If Assassin’s Creed and SC: Conviction are amongst the inspirations, then it will be an awful game.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. dtyk

    Assassin’s Creed is good inspiration
    SC: Conviction is a god awful inspiration

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^ Yes, original Theif was my first owned PC game (Doom and Wolfenstein played at friends houses). Absolutley LOVED it.

    Very interested to see Thief 4

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Shonak

    Give me Garrett and some mind-fucking levels, incredible atmosphere and great gameplay. Shouldn’t be too much to ask for?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    The problem is that an update of the old Thief would have a limited audience – or would be perceived to have a limited audience – because it’s too awesome.

    I expect action-based 3rd person gameplay with stealth occasionally available as an optional setup to more action, in service of a plot about a Macguffin that could destroy the world.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Teabag

    Ahh, Thief won’t be out till 2013 then. This sucks.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Jockie

    Will be very suprised if this doesnt involve 3rd-person ‘Stealth takedowns’ which seem to be all the rage these days.

    #8 4 years ago

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