Of all of the video game franchises we’ve been seeing get a bit of a makeover or reboot, the very popular Thief series is one that would have been near the top of many gamers’ wishlist. But for whatever reasons, we never saw a new game in the franchise released on this generation of gaming consoles.
But never fear, publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal have announced that a new Thief is on the way…in more ways than one. The game will not only be a new entry in the series, but will also be a reinvention of the franchise.
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…
The game is being developed for high-end PCs and for the next generation of gaming consoles—Sony’s PlayStation 4, and Microsoft’s still-unannounced Xbox 360 successor.
Eidos MontrÃ©al general manager Stephane D’Astous had this to say about the new game:
“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 MontrÃ©al, 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.”
You can keep track of the game at its official website, on Facebook, Twitter, and also over at Game Informer, who have much more details about the game in their April issue.