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The fourth game in Square Enix's stealth-action series Thief will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and "other next-generation consoles" in 2014, Square Enix has announced.

Thief - previously known as Thief 4 - is currently in development at Deus Ex: Human Revolution creators Eidos Montreal, and described by Square as a "reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games".

The first-person adventure game rejoins Garrett in The City, a "shadowy world... ravaged with sickness and famine". A non-linear structure to mission design is promised, and Square claims that players will have "freedom to choose their path through the game's levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge".

Though Square has yet to officially release assets for the game, the first alleged screenshots of Thief appeared online yesterday.

"We're handling a precious gemstone with THIEF," said Stephane D’Astous, general manager at Eidos Montreal.

"Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence - which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos-Montréal - whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience.

"Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience."

Source: Square Enix press release

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p0rtalthinker

I played like an hour or so of Thief 3 but I didn't get hooked. Looking forward to this though!
Posted 20:40 on 06 March 2013
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rbevanx@ s_h_a_d_o

Nope never mate, never had a PC that worked for it in the past.
Posted 19:49 on 06 March 2013
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@Wido
Never..???
:O
Posted 19:27 on 06 March 2013
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Wido

Never played a Thief game either. Will keep my beady eyes on this one.
Posted 12:35 on 06 March 2013
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MJTH

Sounds interesting. Judging from when the expected release date is I'm guessing this was first started production mid to early last year. I think this was fully greenlit this year/ December last year. The success of Deus Ex:HR probably brought the idea of a reboot into light, and then the futher success of Hitman and to some extent Dishonoured, cemented the fact the stealth genre is now viable to release games for again on a regular basis.
Posted 11:29 on 06 March 2013
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rbevanx

I have never played a Thief game so I'm really looking forward to this.
Posted 10:56 on 06 March 2013
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Clockpunk

\o/

Please pull a Deus Ex again, Eidos... Been looking forward to the return of the Thief series.
Posted 10:12 on 06 March 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 28/02/2014
Developer: Eidos Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Stealth
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 472 26
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