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Thief 3 - it's official!

Earlier this week we reported on rumours that Warren Spector and his team at Ion Storm Austin had been entrusted with the future of the Thief franchise by Eidos, and today confirmation has come with an official press release from publisher Eidos. According to the press release, "several members of the original Thief team have already signed on with Ion Storm to continue working on the series and more announcements are expected soon". Warren himself worked on "Thief : The Dark Project" early in its development, and many members of Ion Storm Austin are veterans of the new defunct Thief developer Looking Glass as well.

"We are thrilled, proud and a bit humbled at the prospect of continuing and building on the work of the talented men and women who made Thief and Thief 2", Warren says. "Several of us cut our teeth working with those folks, our design philosophies were developed in collaboration with them and, plain and simple, we're fans ourselves. To all the other fans out there, we say: Rest easy. We respect the Thief tradition and we'll do everything in our power not only to live up to everyone's justifiably high expectations but to surpass them."

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