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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.

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8 Comments

  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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