Confirming yesterday's speculation, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced Thief, the long awaited return to the popular stealth-action series, described as "a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games."
The game is in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and "other next-generation consoles".
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.”
Game Informer has now kicked off their cover reveal coverage, and although there's not a great deal of info there as yet, the always resourceful denizens of the NeoGAF forums have once again pulled the relevant information from the upcoming print publication, which includes an overview of an opening gameplay sequence, and information about AI, gameplay mechanics, and equipment. They've also seemingly discovered some leaked hi-res screenshots.