Thief dev diary discusses narrative, Garrett’s backstory

Friday, 28th June 2013 12:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Thief developer Eidos Montreal has released a new dev diary video, which digs deep into the reboot’s narrative, and explains Garrett’s motivation for being a scurvy stealer of shiny things.

In the clip narrative director Steven Gallagher explains that Garrett grew up in an orphanage, doesn’t know where he came from and steals as a way of exerting freedom away from his past.

He added that the game’s city is depressing, and that the Baron and his Watch guard are oppressing the people, while disease and a city-wide food shortage ruins lives. The game is set at a time where industry is taking over the city’s old way of life and threatens the well-being of its residents.

What do you make of the clip above? Let us know below.

Thief hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014.

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  1. TheWulf

    I weep for you, Garrett.

    So, not only have we lost our older, more charismatic and genuinely awesome Gerrett to the youngster we have here, but the youngster is emo, too?? For serious?

    I steal because my parents didn’t love me. *snif*

    . . .


    Was this game designed to troll me or something? If so, it’s a commendable job and I applaud them. If not… whyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?

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