Eidos Montreal, a part of Square Enix Europe and the award winning studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has unveiled THIEF for PC, PlayStation 4, and “other” next generation consoles.
THIEF is a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games.
“Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old.
But to remain free in The City of chains – that is still the greatest prize.
First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal.
I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths.
I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming.
I am Garrett…. What’s yours is mine”.
There is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change.
Into this shadowy world steps Garrett, THE master thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.
“We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. 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,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”
This is a much welcomed re-invention of Thief: Deadly Shadows a first and third person title which provided a vast open world city that was your to stealthily explore and steal within. This released exclusively for the original Xbox in 2004 and later PC, from Eidos.
We expect it to be similar in nature but naturally tweaked and heightened for the newer platform.
Now all we need is for Eidos to make a Legacy of Kain for the next gen 😉
THIEF will be available in 2014.