Jean-Normand Bucci from Eidos Montreal has confirmed that the new Thief will bring the same experience with the same content on all platforms. Of course, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Thief edition will surpass the visual side of releases for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but the fundamentals of the game remain unchanged.
Those of us who are fans of the now gone Looking Glass Studios have always enjoyed the fact that some of their legacy of creative games has lived on in titles like Bioshock (which has been described as a tribute to the System Shock titles), but while we have had a legacy for their first person thriller/shooter we have always had a large hole in their first person sneaker title Thief. This amazing game, for those that do not know, required more cunning and stealth than a willingness to run head first into a room, guns blazing. However, perhaps our long (over 10 years) wait is almost over as a new trailer for the follow on Thief title, Thief – Out of the Shadows, has surfaced.
The Empress is dead, her daughter has been taken and a deadly and mysterious plague is slowly consuming the city. As the Empress’ protector it was your job to keep her and her daughter safe, but you stand accused of her murder. It is up to you to find the Empresse’ daughter and bring her killers to justice. The only problem is that you must become an assassin and use dark powers to accomplish your goal. If this sounds like a bad movie or book then you are not far off the mark, but while this type plot might be the makings of a flop in the box office it is great for a video game and that is what you get from Bethesda in this new and dark game from them. The question is; can Bethesda make this new game based on the Unreal Engine work or is it fated to end up like its title?