Thief 4 will bring the new and old together
“We will consider Thief 4 like a new IP,” says dev.
Eidos Montreal GM Stephane D’Astous has said that Thief 4 will “bring more than just stealth”.
Speaking to OXM, D’Astous said the awaited stealth-title will bring a mix of old and new ideas much like the recently release Dues Ex: Human Revolution.
“We have more international staff working on Thief, which brings a great flavour to the game,” he said. “There are a lot of challenges to bringing back a great cult IP, but we consider it like a new IP and we are going to respect the spirit of the franchise like we did with Deus Ex.
“Deus Ex was the kick-start of this new series of great games, and Thief will be part of that, and Thief will be part of that. We don’t want to deliver the same each time. Our mandate is to bring new stuff to the table; games that we’ll be talking about for years.”
Thief 4 was announced in May 2009 and has since been tightly under wraps. Last we heard of the game, it was January with rumors suggesting the game would have an online component.