New Thief details emerge out of E3 showing

Monday, 17th June 2013 15:39 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Thief has received a plethora of new information thanks to its recent closed door E3 showing.

An Eidos Montreal community manager who got the chance to get his hands on the pre-alpha build of the game has posted a handy Q&A which reveals quiet a bit of new information about the game.

The more important ones include the confirmation that health and focus won’t auto-regenerate and you’ll need to depend on consumables to restore them.  Other details include the following -

  • You will be able to toggle pieces of the HUD
  • Dog will be present in the game.
  • Lockpicking will change depending on whether or not you use focus. Garret will be able to steal anywhere in the gameworld.
  • The game will support both a mini-map and a full map.
  • You can finish a complete playthrough using only stealth. Guards line-of-sight will depend on where they’re facing, meaning if two guards are standing face-to-face to each other than their vision will be blocked behind the other.
  • Focus will play a key role in the game. For example using it while lockpicking will enable Garret to see the inside as opposed to just seeing outside.
  • Garret can use a climbing tool called the ‘claw’ to reach higher places which are otherwise inaccessible, and also save himself while falling down.

You can go through the full Q&A over here. Thief 4 releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2014.

Thanks, DSOGaming.



  1. harr0w

    game looked very current gen and a tad on the crap-side from the E3 demo i sspotted. I will hazard a guess it will pale in comparison to the originals

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mightyhokie

    does anyone ever have a positive thing to say about video games and consoles on this site? i thought this was a site for people who ‘loved’ video games. seems to me no one here likes games at all.

    @1 i understand its your opinion so nothing personal to you. i have just noticed that on this site the vast majority of comments are negative or critical of games and consoles.

    as for positive thoughts towards Thief when i played the first one it had a moment where you come up out of this ditch and I heard ‘chickchickchicka’ and i thought ‘what the hell is that?’ i turned the corner and there was a spider three feet tall and i freaked the hell out! of course, in thief you are not really a fighter so i got killed a couple of times. in the end i found my way around it but i was having a hard time keeping my legs under the desk…i felt spiders everywhere. hehe

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Noodlemanny

    @2 Yep, its like 4chan. But more organised.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. yeoung

    Really looking to get into this series, love me some stealth and haven’t played a Thief game yet.

    I have a feeling it’s gonna be an awesome surprise, just like Deus Ex: HR was.

    #4 2 years ago

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