Thief 4 Next Gen Game Teased by Eidos Montreal Screenshots

Written by Taher M Siamwala on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 5:56 PM
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It looks like the next iteration of the famous stealth franchise, Thief, is finally going to be upon us.

This will be the fourth game in the Thief franchise that fans all over have been eagerly and endlessly waiting for. Few games have given justice to the stealth genre, and this franchise ranks among the top. There's a slight change, however...

First off, the screenshots have been leaked ahead of it's official imminent reveal. We're not complaining, however. The next game presumably thought to be Thief 4 is actually about to go the reboot-way if the early screenshots [as seen below] are to be believed. It will just be - Thief. GD has assembled a few screenshots for you to swell over.

               

We had previously reported about the game when it was teased last year in the month of June. While nothing came out then, we are pretty sure that this time Eidos Montreal isn't going to hold back. Not anymore.

Alright alright, here you go. Feast your eyes on these new screenshots:

               

                

                

                

                

                

                

Looks great, doesn't it?  

We had also enlightened you about the next thief game having a multiplayer feature. More on this when the official announcement takes place. Imminent announcement really.

Also, GameInformer's next issue is going to feature this upcoming game. They had this to say:

"Series hero Garrett returns to the Gothic, industrial metropolis known simply as the City to steal any and everything that will make him richer. Unfortunately, the City is broiling with social tension as it is ravaged by a plague and lorded over by a political tyrant known as the Baron. In order to survive his adventures, Garett will have to pay attention to his environment and make use of the many possible paths through each of the game's levels."

It's a no-brainer that Eidos Montreal is a famed developer and one that is masterful at rebooting franchises. Remember Deus Ex: Human Revolution? It was regarded as one of 2011's best games and Eidos Montreal was the reason behind it. Not to forget Square Enix, who in the recent past have been one of the more generous publishers who don't meddle in the technical side of game-making. They will use all their marketing muscle to make sure Thief gets as much main-stream attention as other huge titles, when it releases.

               

    

Now, it does bare a striking resemblance to Dishonored, which in turn, looked more and more like a Thief game. Regardless, the time is coming for Thief to prove why it is regarded by many as the best franchise in the stealth genre. GD will be there to let you know, when available.

Also, the game is slated for PC and the Next-Gen consoles. Release date? Your guess is as good as ours but it is anticipated as a 2014 title.

Oh, and in case you missed it. Here's the Teaser that was leaked last June, expect another one very soon

So GD'ers, happy to finally hear news related to this franchise? What do you make of it getting rebooted? Should it be going for the PS4 and Xbox(720) or stay where the fan-base is, the current generation of consoles? Or you don't care because you're going to get it for the PC?

Whatever it is, don't hide. Show yourself in the comment box below!

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12:22 Mar-27-2013

I wonder what weapons will G4rrett, sry Garrett, have

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15:28 Mar-10-2013

thief 1 and 2 were awesome

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15:46 Mar-10-2013

Thief 3 was awesome :Đ

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15:50 Mar-10-2013

Thief 3 still is awesome, I'm seriously considering a return to it. Even 9 years later that game is still appealing if you throw an HD texture pack in the mix.

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15:53 Mar-10-2013

I'm gonna play that game soon again :Đ

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05:35 Mar-08-2013

He will carry a compound bow

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01:05 Mar-07-2013

I just don't understand why this series was allowed to skip an entire console generation. I really hope that it it's as good as Absolution and Human Revolution, both games that got sat on the back burner for long periods of time as well.

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08:56 Mar-07-2013

there was not need to fight against Assassin's Creed :Đ

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15:26 Mar-07-2013

Staffing, my friend. Their development team has gone a though a lot.
And, with the few people who remained they started trying a bunch of different things for the next Thief game. Like going towards a more 'action' oriented game than just being too stealthy. They did this with Hitman Absolution as well. Some liked it some didn't. Let's see how different this game will turn out than it's famous predecessors :)

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15:51 Mar-07-2013

Hopefully they will take what they learned from HR, Absolution, and Dishonored incorporate it into Thief 4.

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17:36 Mar-07-2013

Too many chefs spoil the broth..

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19:24 Mar-07-2013

I wasn't suggesting they make all the devs work on the same game. :)

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19:28 Mar-07-2013

I was relating it to the many elements from different games :)

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19:43 Mar-07-2013

Oh, I see. I didn't mean that they should try and mimic the other games but simply draw upon their experiences from having made those other games.

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21:31 Mar-07-2013

You know they tend to screw up by doing that.. It is ambitious, yes, but most of the times they tend to achieve the opposite. Dont wanna be all negative now so I'l wait for some gameplay action :)

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22:05 Mar-06-2013

I hope I can run it :(

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22:35 Mar-06-2013

I'm quite positive you can :D

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00:11 Mar-07-2013

but my gpu is so old :( :p

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00:21 Mar-07-2013

I sense a troll in the force...

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06:52 Mar-07-2013

You've learned a lot, young padawan... The Force is strong in you.

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17:49 Mar-07-2013

well, yoda also looks a little ike a troll in all fairness ^^

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19:48 Mar-06-2013

for those who wanna enjoy Thief3, here's a YT vid for HD texture pack, link to the texture pack here :Đ

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15:27 Mar-07-2013

Thanks buddy. I might try this later on :)

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16:05 Mar-07-2013

sure you're welcome, the visual improvement isn't so huge, but still worth it:Đ

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15:24 Mar-06-2013

Never even heard about this series.

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19:39 Mar-06-2013

Well the thief video game series is widely considered crucial when it comes to the development of the stealth genre, that is true stealth, not those action oriented mainstream sequels of today and I would still recommend 2004's deadly shadows to anyone even today

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15:22 Mar-06-2013

Anybody else notice that the picture on GD main page gives a wrong message :D

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18:49 Mar-06-2013

Yeah I noticed that :D

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11:27 Mar-06-2013

welcome back Garrett :D

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15:28 Mar-07-2013

sneaks from behind and kills anabigs
:D

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10:53 Mar-06-2013

Haven't played older parts :(

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13:45 Mar-06-2013

Also " Haven't played older parts :( "

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13:46 Mar-06-2013

Sad :/

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13:49 Mar-06-2013

I hope to have time to play the older parts.

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09:33 Mar-06-2013

right now my favourite stealth game is hitman absolution and i am eagerly waiting for SC Blacklist

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09:38 Mar-06-2013

I'm looking forward on Watch Dogs :Đ

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12:54 Mar-06-2013

Nice :D

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05:50 Mar-06-2013

I love both Deus Ex HR and Dishonored. Hopefully Thief 4 will live up to them, I am definitely looking forward to this release :D

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07:30 Mar-06-2013

Me too :)

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05:36 Mar-06-2013

WOW
Thief 3 was my favourite game
It felt realistic, beaitiful environments,
dishonored is based on this

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05:48 Mar-06-2013

I haven't had the chance to play Dishonored yet, but this game looks fantastic.

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13:47 Mar-06-2013

probably, u won't like it in this era
but in its era, it was a masterpiece

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00:36 Mar-06-2013

I am just as excited for this as I was Hitman Absolution. I bought the professional edition for that as soon as I could and I will probably get whatever special edition of Thief 4 as well. I really hope that they do just as good on this as they did on Deus Ex and Hitman.

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07:35 Mar-06-2013

No reason it won't be ;)

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23:30 Mar-05-2013

Sweet mother of Talos my body is not ready neither my PC this game will destroy my celeron must find at least a Q9550 cpu to run this XD

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22:31 Mar-05-2013

One of the most forgotten sneaking game ever, im definatly picking this up. Thief 3 deadly shadows can be picked up in steam for very cheap, go play it.

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07:36 Mar-06-2013

Surely!

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22:13 Mar-05-2013

Cant wait this one D:

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07:37 Mar-06-2013

Gotto :) It'l be worth it.

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22:12 Mar-05-2013

Nope, anyways its good to see new games that arent FPS ! :D

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22:23 Mar-05-2013

totally agree with ya !!! :Đ

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21:49 Mar-05-2013

I think tests were made with thief 2 or 3 when reviewing audio cards back in those days...
anyone remebers those torch sounds when lightup or shut off with water arrow ? :D

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21:55 Mar-05-2013

yea, one of the first games with 5.1 EAX support, stereoscopic audio environment effects and so...

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21:47 Mar-05-2013

Thief Deadly Shadows is a good game ? because I want to play it before Thied 2014 release , I want some basic info about gameplay

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21:54 Mar-05-2013

Thief 3: Deadly Shadows is awesome game, only problem is outdated graphics (2004),
for gameplay I must say it's true stealth game, thievery is essential, game story is very well made...

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05:31 Mar-06-2013

One of the best games

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