Eidos going the Deus Ex route with Thief 4, treating it like a “new IP”

Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Eidos Montreal GM Stephane D’Astous has said Thief 4 will be about more than “just stealth,” as the game is being developed much the same way as Deus Ex in that it contains classic gameplay elements mixed with new features.

“We have more international staff working on Thief, which brings a great flavour to the game,” D’Astous told OXM. “There are a lot of challenges to bringing back a great cult IP, but we consider it like a new IP and we are going to respect the spirit of the franchise like we did with Deus Ex.

“Deus Ex was the kick-start of this new series of great games, and Thief will be part of that. We don’t want to deliver the same each time. Our mandate is to bring new stuff to the table; games that we’ll be talking about for years.”

Thief 4 is was mentioned as being in the works last year, and is being built with Unreal 3. It is also rumored to feature online play.

A date has yet to be announced.