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Thief releasing on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, 360 simultaneously

Thursday, 20th June 2013 17:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Thief will release on PC, current and next-gen consoles simultaneously, Eidos Montreal has announced.

You can hear the launch information in the video below featuring Eidos Montreal community manager Adam Badke and the game’s senior producer Stephane Roy.

All versions will in 2014.

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28 Comments

  1. The_Red

    So much for “next-gen only” announce before E3…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Tavarish

    Current-gen will plague and drag gaming down for years after next-gen has released. Shamed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @Tavarish
    False.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Max Payne

    @1 Yep , that’s why we didn’t see good graphics or big levels.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Tavarish

    @3 MS has already announced long support period for X360 after X180 has come out. Limitations of current-gen will have impact on “next-gen gaming” if developers / publishers aren’t willing to ditch “Same game on all platforms” -thinking.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @Tavarish
    Its the transition period, a few years down the line and support for the older consoles slowly die out. I get what you mean though, holding back next gen games due to current gen limitations.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    @4
    Really hate this. The whole point of having 8Gb ram for Xbone and PS4 is to make greater and more seamless levels while their upgraded CPUs make more interesting physics and AI elements.
    With the cross-gen game, all of that is gone.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Also, now only The Witcher 3 is a TRUE next-gen game for PC, Xbone and PS4. No fucking PS3, 360 or Wii U.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    @8 Yep. I can’t wait to see how its going to smash Dragon Age Inquisition :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. tezzer1985

    Apart from 1st party, Your right Witcher 3 is the only next game announced

    #10 2 years ago
  11. The_Red

    I meant the true next-gen multiplat. Pretty much every multi is coming to current gen. From Titanfall and Destiny to Evil Inside and Watch Dogs. Not sure about the Division though.

    @9
    W3 is probably going to smash a lot of games. I just hope the next Fallout game is like that. The sole reason Oblivion was so mind blowing when it came out (And blinded me to its many faults) is that they stuck to the next-gen delivered something that was truly beyond anything I’d seen on PS2 or Xbox 1 (The old 1).

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Tavarish

    Speaking about Witcher games. Witcher 2′s Full Combat Rebalance mod got released today, must have for next playthroughs: http://redkit.cdprojektred.com/index.php?c=mod&m=show&p=77

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Max Payne

    @11 Actually now when you mention it , The Division and The Crew are next gen only.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Froseidon

    @9 Why are people comparing it to Dragon Age? Seriously, after playing the Witcher games and the Dragon Age games, I can say they nothing alike except maybe they both have swords in them. Comparing them is foolish. Also, they’re games, not consoles, one shouldn’t “smash” the other, unlike consoles, they don’t cost £350+ a game, people will just by both.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Tavarish

    @14 Because Dragon Age: Inquisition PR talk promotes that they are going for open world gameplay with more actiony approach. Sounds a lot like what Witcher 3 is doing hence comparisons between two.

    Especially now that it seems that release windows will collide, one game being cross-gen game and one game being 100% next-gen.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Froseidon

    @15 I still think its a bit foolish, the games will always be set apart IMO.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Tavarish

    @16 Not really if Dragon Age really goes for whole “open world, 3rd person action game” set in fantasy middle ages, just like Witcher (3) games do. Dragon Age will be compared to Witcher 3 and vise versa.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. actuallyisnotafox

    does anyone remember a quote from a physics game company saying in next gen you have to be able to punch a whole in a wall, that thats the amount of next gen were going into no longer dents which eventually fade away after 20 hits. well i just think that applies to bf4, even this website says its not as destructible as we’d want :/ here’s hoping thats not due to this gen pull backs.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @5: That means nothing. The PS2 also had a long support period but at one point the big developers stopped bothering with doing shitty ports and hired some unknown developers to make some half-assed game.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Tavarish

    @18 Current-gen will limit game development as long publishers intent on cross-gen game development. “Next-gen gaming” will just mean some extra polygons and shinier graphics as long current-gen is dragged along.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. actuallyisnotafox

    @20 yeah thats disappointing :/

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Froseidon

    @17 What talk said it was more action like? I heard that they tried to make it a mixture of the best bits if DA:O and DA:2 with an open world like Skyrim’s…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Tavarish

    @22 And Mass Effect developers have said next ME will take A LOT from upcoming DA and I can’t see them moving away from 3rd person action so DS: I is most likely moving towards 3rd person action with Fallout kind pseudo turn based combat.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OnionPowder

    Proof that this is limiting the scope on the game.

    “The development team wanted to take special care to ensure their vision for the game was achievable on the current generation of machines”

    http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Generations

    #24 2 years ago
  25. drewbles82

    its a lot harder for them to ditch current gen when theres so many consoles out there, with the price of new consoles, lack of jobs, recessions all over the world, switching to next gen is gonna take longer for a lot of people esp when you cant really see the huge benefits.
    All I seen so far is slightly better graphics which to people who care more bout storyline, gameplay, current gen is fine. The whole instant play doesnt make much difference either. Last gen we went from SD to HD, nothing stands out for next gen.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Froseidon

    @23 – I don’t think it will be as action like as you’re making it out to be, I bet the combat remains incredibly similar in some aspect.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Maabren

    Why buy this game to a new console if it won’t use that heavy power?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. machy

    deus EX FTW!

    #28 2 years ago

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