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Eidos-Montreal is no stranger to fan expectations. In 2011, it released Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a prequel to one of the greatest games of all time. Now a separate team within the studio is working on a reinvention of Thief, the classic stealth game from Looking Glass. While many fans are excited to play more within a modern reinterpretation of that universe, a vocal group has already bemoaned the redesign of Garrett and an emphasis on bringing the classic design up to the standards of today.
Watch the video below to hear how the team studied the old games, why they hope fans will support their work, and what the future holds for Eidos-Montreal.
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THIEF IV, NERDS - THIS IS THE GREATEST ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR LIVES.
Seriously though, the game looks to be very much in the vein of what I love about the series, they have the same voice actor, I assume the writing won't suck - - don't want to jinx it, but how can they screw this up?!? And don't say it's going to be too "mainstream" - production value does not equal sellout! Sure, I love it when an indie game tries a unique approach to game-making, but I don't necessarily want a revolutionary, ground-breaking experience out of this particular franchise - - -
Just give me a solid, Thief-themed, stealth-gaming experience complete with all of the things that made me fall in love with it and I will be happy :)
Love Eidos Montreal. Can't wait to see Thief in action.
I'm really excited for this.
If they can come up with a game that combines the best of Metal Age and Deadly Shadows (especially with levels like Robbing the Cradle - which still creeps me out after the umpteenth time playing) then I will be one happy little taffer.
I know that us old gits who have been playing since Dark Project first came out can be a bit precious (and slightly rabid) about Thief. Honestly we do realise that it will have to be updated but as long as you keep the heart and soul of what makes Thief such a great game then we will stick with you.
One thing that I find really encouraging is that the dev team are keeping track of comments on forums etc and responding when they can. I know it can't be easy trying to find the balance between keeping the old fans happy and developing a game that new fans will enjoy but so far the signs are good.
This game looks really badass. but i hope eidos montreal doesnt stooge around with moron AI like Deus Ex. but it was still an interesting game, i have high hopes for theif :)
Well, I'm sure they'll please us just enough this time around as well. Deus Ex: HR was good enough, and Thief looks to be as well.
They always look good in still shots. Game play is most important.