Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 00:03 BST
Thief 4 development begins winding up
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.