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  • Thief powered by modified version of Unreal Engine 3, not Unreal Engine 4

    Eidos Montreal has officially confirmed that their upcoming next-generation game "Thief" will be powered by modified version of Unreal Engine 3, and not by Unreal Engine 4.

    ThiefIn a recent interview to VideoGamer, Thief Producer Stephane Roy explained that the decision to make use of Unreal Engine 3 and not Epic's next-gen Unreal Engine 4 was due to timing and flexibility.

    "Keep in mind when we started, Unreal 4 was [still in] development," Roy explained to VideoGamer.com.

    "Something really important for us is the flexibility to modify the tools, for example, and Unreal is flexible on this side.

    "We worked a lot to improve the tools for the artists and the designers. The game is big, we have to produce a lot of assets. Light and shadow gameplay is amazingly important on our side so we worked very hard to boost the rendering aspect of the engine, how to deal with the light. So I think it's a question of flexibility. With Unreal it's possible to do it. So yes, it's Unreal 3, but [there are] some modifications."

    Roy further went on to add that, "The main goal is to give you the game experience we want to provide,"

    "It's really important for us. It's the immersion. There is no compromise about the quality of the game we want to give you to make sure that you are going to have fun and that you are going to believe in this universe.

    "That said, is it possible to have the same quality of product on today's generation? If the answer is yes, I am open to consider the question [why it's next-gen only]. But right now, we feel that the next-gen gives us the maximum of the game experience we want to give you."

    Thieft is schedule to launch on PC, PS4 and next-gen Xbox.

    Are you surpise with the decision of Eidos Montrel (not making use of next-gen Unreal Engine 4 for Thief)?. Let us know your views in the comment section below.

  • First Thief Teaser Trailer Out, Full Trailer Reveal on April 2

    Eidos Montreal has just released a debut teaser trailer for THIEF. The teaser is pretty short one but features a very first glimpse of in-engine footage from Eidos-Montréal's Thief.

    ThiefHere is what the development team of Thief has to say about this teaser trailer:

    "The Thief team has been working in the darkest of shadows for so long with an unwavering focus on crafting something special. They never had the opportunity to share their work with those to whom it means the most... Until now."

    Watch the first Thief Teaser Trailer below.

  • Graphical Evolution of Thief Series: From Thief: The Dark Project on PC to Thief 4 on PC/PS4

    Yesterday GameInformer officially revealed the fourth installment in Thief video-game franchise simply titled as "Thief". It's basically a reboot, currently in development at Eidos Montreal and is scheduled to launch in 2014 for PC, PS4 and other next-gen platforms.

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    In this feature article we will see graphical evolution of entire Thief franchise from Thief: The Dark Project on PC to Thief on PS4/PC.

    Thief: The Dark Project (1998) on PC

    Thief: The Dark Project

    Thief: The Dark Project screen 1

    Thief: The Dark Project screen 2

    Thief: The Dark Project screen 3

    Thief II: The Metal Age (2000) on PC

    Thief: The Metal Age Screen 1

    Thief: The Metal Age Screen 2

    Thief: The Metal Age Screen 3

    Thief: The Metal Age Screen 4

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

    Thief: Deadly Shadows screen 1

    Thief: Deadly Shadows screen 2

    Thief: Deadly Shadows screen 3

    Thief: Deadly Shadows screen 4

    Thief 4 (Releasing in 2014) on PC/PS4:

    Thief 4 screen 1

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    Thief 4 screen 3

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  • Tons of official Thief details from GameInformer Magazine April Issue

    The first official details of recently revealed Thief has arrived all thanks to latest issue of GameInformer magazine. Thief has been confirmed as a next-generation game for PS4, PC and other other next-generation platforms.

    ThiefThe details revealed by the magazine includes Thief sequences, mechanics, tools and many more. You can check out the long list below.

    Overview/opening sequence

    • Garrett has been away from his hometown for a long time
    • When he returns to City, he sees “a city of melting prosperity”
    • Iron-fisted Baron now rules the city
    • Baron crushes City’s citizens through militarized watch
    • Good fortune only for the elite
    • Garrett views the political chaos as a chance to get rich
    • Not concerned with being the hero
    • Garrett finds his way into the Stonemarket district in the back of a covered wagon
    • Watches the bodies of plague victims piling up on street corners
    • Guards quell small civil disputes with force
    • Wealthy men stroll by with bodyguards
    • “Would-be revolutionaries preach to deaf ears while men in stockades slowly waste away”
    • Garrett becomes interested in a conversation between two guards talking about Eastwick, a wealthy man
    • Theodore Eastwick: principle architest, richest man
    • Baron commissioned Eastwick to build many of the City’s Gothic structures
    • Guards say that Eastwick is visiting a pleasure house on the other side of the size
    • Eastwick going to the House of Blossoms
    • This is an underground cathouse serving the elite
    • Gates close at midnight
    • Garrett crouches behind crates, which results in a dark tint covering the screen to show that you’re hiding safely
    • Bottle thrown to distract the guards, and then Garrett climbs up a pipe up the side of a building
    • Garrett moves across roofs, bounds over merchant tables and under wagons, and dives through a nearby building window
    • Eastwick passes through the secret entrance in the House of Blossoms
    • All of the above is not a cut-scene

    Next sequence

    • Garrett enters the House of Blossoms undetected
    • Area has rich patrons, scantily clad women who saunter by and flirt with men
    • Xiao Xiao, a transvestite, greets guests
    • Garrett loses Eastwick in a crowd
    • Xiao Xaio notes that there is more security than usual and that anyone with something valuable can store it in his office strongbox
    • Use Xiao Xiao’s logbook to determine where Eastwick has gone
    • Garrett wants to get his hands on whatever is in the strongbox, so he heads to Xiao Xiao’s room
    • Logbook shows Garrett which bedroom Eastwick is in
    • Garrett then decides to lighten Xiao Xiao’s strongbox
    • This results in a lockpicking mini-game
    • Align the tumblers of a lock until it opens
    • Before Garrett can crack the lock, Xiao Xiao enters

    Gameplay mechanics

    • Navigation beacon shows players where to go
    • Dev. team wants players to explore environments as they see fit
    • Multiple entrances and exists in each room
    • Multiple options available for stealth approach
    • “Focus” mechanic: has many uses, including being able to aid Garrett’s vision as he navigates through open levels
    • Focus lights up the screen and highlights pipes you can climb + candles you can put out to make the room darker
    • Can upgrade Focus
    • Doing so will give you a bigger radius of things to see
    • Fingerpints system: gives you hints on which drawers are best to look in
    • Every drawer is accessible
    • Can pickpocket
    • Use Focus while pickpocketing to slow time and swipe up to three times as many items from others
    • Can spend money to upgrade supplies and equipment at the end of each mission

    Tools

    • Blackjack: use when sneaking up behind guards to knock them unconscious
    • Bow: powerful, can be used outside of combat (ex: fire at a bottle in another room to lure a guard away, trigger a switch to lock the guard inside)
    • Specialty Arrows: different uses; dry-ice arrow can be used to snuff flames from far away; smoke-starter arrow: cover and a distraction
    • Claw: grapple attaches to certain points

    General

    • Garrett design made by game director Nicolas Cantin
    • Garrett’s scar represents that his past has left long-lasting effects on his life
    • Eidos being vague about how faithful the team is remaining to the original Thief lore
    • Many of the series’ magical elements will be toned down

     

  • Thief 4 Revealed: First Details, Release Date, Platforms and Screen Revealed (Update)

    GameInformer April 2013 issue cover has been revealed, and to everyones surprise it features "Thief 4" (a reboot officially titled as "Thief").

    According to details just revealed, Thief will release on PC, PS3 and other next-gen platforms in 2014.

    The magazine describes Thief as, "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, Garrett will have to pay attention to his environment and make use of the may possible paths through each of the game’s levels."

    Check out first image of Thief Reboot from GameInformer Magazine below:

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  • Thief 4 will launch on Xbox 720, PS4: OXM Rumor Section

    According to details in the latest issue of OXM, Eidos Montreal's Thief 4 will not launch on Xbox 360 and PS3, and instead it will arrive late 2013 for next generation consoles (Xbox 720 and PS4).

    Thief 4This reports was mention in the rumor section of OXM latest issue. So Gamepur advice readers to take it with grain of salt. We have contacted Square Enix for some official words on this.

    Recent job listing at Eidos Montreal revealed that development team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution is working on a next-gen action adventure game. If this OXM report is to believed, it's Thief 4 and not next Deus Ex game that is being switched to Xbox 720 and PS4.

  • Thief 4: 30 Seconds Trailer LEAKED

    A 30 second teaser trailer of Thief 4 has been leaked, we have it below for you, so watch it now guys before it is taken down.

    The game was announced way back in May 2009, but immediately after the announcement it was put it to silent box, and we are yet to hear some official details about it.

    But this has now changed. Here is the 30 seconds Thief 4 Trailer. In case it's taken down, you can download the FLV of it directly from HERE.

    Here is the YouTube Link of Thief 4: 30 Seconds Trailer (Its an unlisted video on YouTube):

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  • Eidos Montreal unveils plan for Thief 4

    Eidos Montreal head Stephane D'Astous has shed some light as to what the development team wants to incorporate in Thief 4. In a recent interview to OXM (that will be published in upcoming issue 87) Stephane D'Astous said Thief 4 "needs to be as good as or better than Deus Ex.

    Thief 4"The success of Deus Ex put two things in perspective for us," D'Astous stated. "Our second game needs to be as good or better than Deus Ex, and it gave a lot of credibility to the studio. Putting a successful game under your belt brings more confidence and credibility, and less red tape. We don't want to be seen as a one trick pony."

    He further added, "In Deus Ex, we really wanted to give different options in how to play, and we will want to bring a certain level of that to Thief," D'Astous went on. "I think if people spend $60 on a game, they want more than corridor shoot shoot, corridor shoot shot. People are asking for a little more, so give them the choice of how they want to play."

    OXM issue 87 will go on sale this Wednesday. So grab you copy for full interview coverage.

    Source: OXM

  • Rumor: Thief 4 first trailer is complete

    According to reports from Superannuation, the first trailer for Theif IV is complete. As a proof of this claim, Superannuation shows resumes of three Square Enix employee.

    Thief 4According to Superannuation, the first Thief 4 trailer was complete last year, and its a "photo-realistic, high quality game trailer" with motion capture, body & facial animation” and, wait for it, fingers animation.

    Thief 4 is currently in development at Eidos Montreal. According to other rumors, the game is making use of Unreal Engine 3 and features some sorts of online play.

    Source: VG247

  • Thief 4 to feature an Online Mode, and is powered by Unreal Engine 3?

    Square Enix announced Thief 4 way back in May 2009, and so far details about the game have been very few. However according to details from NeoGaf, Thief 4 will feature some type of online play, and will make use of Unreal Engine 3.

    Thief 4This information was revealed via Eidos employees resume. We all know very well that Thief franchise have traditionally been single player, but reports of online multiplayer for Thief 4 makes its really interesting.

    Source: NeoGaf