Thief 4 News

UK chart: Thief steals top spot

PVZ: Garden Warfare third, Castlevania: LOS2 10th.

The return of stealth series Thief may have been a critical anti-climax, but it has topped the UK games chart nonetheless.

Thief 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

"You really need good eyes to see the difference."

Thief outputs at a native 1080p resolution on PlayStation 4 and a native 900p resolution on Xbox One, Square Enix has confirmed to Eurogamer.

Thief's controversial QTEs ditched, Eidos Montreal confirms

Stealth reboot Thief no longer includes any quick time events, developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed.

The change was revealed in a Q&A post with the game's development team, posted on the official Eidos Montreal blog.

"We're not implementing them," studio spokesperson Valérie Bourdeau explained. "To begin with, there were very few instances of QTEs in the game; in fact there was only one in that whole hour-long E3 demo.

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New Thief gameplay trailer shows Garrett doing his thing

Square Enix has released a new gameplay trailer for stealth game Thief, due out on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 28th February 2014.

In the video, below, we see series star Garrett sneaking around his hideout, the dark alleys of the City and chatting with old chum Basso.

Developer Eidos Montreal (of Deus Ex: Human Revolution fame) says the new Thief is all about infiltration, theft and escape, and in the video we see Garrett do a bit of each as he enters Baron Northcrest's manor, lifts the Heart of the Lion and legs it.

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Pre-order Thief to nab the exclusive Bank Heist mission

Thief publisher Square Enix has announced The Bank Heist, an exclusive mission for those who pre-order the game ahead of its February 2014 release.

The level is being built by developer Eidos Montreal as an homage to the bank mission found within Thief 2: The Metal Age and will include exclusive security measures to disable.

There's also a pile of loot and other secrets squirreled away for you to liberate - most notably a jewel named the Star of Auldale, a family heirloom hidden in the Stonemarket First Bank's vaults.

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How Thief 4 is using DualShock 4's new toys

Illuminates and darkens with Garrett's sneaking.

When Sony unveiled PlayStation 4 way back in February there weren't many examples of how DualShock 4's touchpad and Move lightbar features would better the PlayStation experience.

Edios Montreal's Thief reboot is slated for a 28th February release in Europe and PAL territories, with North America getting it on 25th February, publisher Square Enix has announced. It will be out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC.

Eidos Montreal narrates 10 minutes of Thief gameplay on PS4

Eidos Montreal narrates 10 minutes of Thief gameplay on PS4

Tilt DualShock 4 to dash, blow mic to blow out candles - probably.

Eidos Montreal narrates 10 minutes of live Thief gameplay on PS4 in this video from E3 2013.

Game producer Stephane Roy explains what's going on as it happens, and shed a little more light in a Q&A following the presentation.

The demo takes place a few hours into the game, when master thief Garrett has taken it upon himself to steal a Heart of the Lion gem from the unpopular Baron ruling the city. He has to infiltrate the Baron's vast mansion as an angry mob approaches. Guards swarm at every turn.

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Thief confirmed for Xbox One

Thief confirmed for Xbox One

Eidos Montreal's stealth game coming out of the shadows.

Thief, Eidos Montreal's reboot of the much-loved stealth series, has been been confirmed for Microsoft's Xbox One.

Stephane D'Astous, general manager at Eidos Montreal, seems excited enough. "The next generation of home consoles allow us to create the best and the most immersive THIEF game ever," he said in the official press release. The feedback we have received so far is simply amazing and we can't wait to show more at E3 this year."

Tom had a look at Thief earlier this year, when Eidos Montreal struggled to hide the fact that the game would be heading to next-gen platforms. Still, it sounds like a solid return for the series.

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What do The Joker, Brandon Lee, a raccoon and an outlaw have in common? They all went into reinventing Garrett

Thief's game director Nicolas Cantin introduces the new "master thief".

Last month there was a minor uproar when Thief game director Nicolas Cantin appeared to indicate that the game's hero Garrett had been designed with more mainstream tastes in mind than those of the series' existing audience. As it turned out, he was actually discussing how the character had evolved during this Thief game's development, rather than claiming it was a shift away from the series' enduring values. "Our early design went a LOT more gothic - with black nails etc - but we thought that this wasn't true to the legacy of Garrett so we pulled it back a bit," Cantin wrote in an official forum update.

First Thief trailer confirms new voice actor for Garrett

First Thief trailer confirms new voice actor for Garrett

In development for PC, PS4 and "other next-gen consoles".

Square Enix has released the first trailer for its new Thief game.

It video confirms that developer Eidos Montreal has drafted in a new voice actor to play series star Garrett, with previous voice actor Stephen Russell ditched.

Square Enix's official blurb for the game says it's coming out for PC, PlayStation 4 and "other next-generation consoles". That'll be the next Xbox then.

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Thief 4 hero Garrett less "gothic", more "mainstream"

UPDATE: Relative to earlier internal designs, not previous games.

Update: Thief director Nicolas Cantin has clarified his comments about Garrett's new look, stating that the character only looks "less gothic" and more "mainstream" than previous internal designs, not compared to earlier games.

Square Enix blames bad year on FFXIV

And a "weak" console performance.

Square Enix is blaming a bad year on a "weak" console performance; the "continued delay in billing" for embattled MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online; the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan; and the write-off of goodwill - i.e. companies bought by the publisher now not being worth as much.

Thief 4 set to steal GDC?

Eidos ready long-awaited reveal.

Thief 4 will make its long awaited debut at the annual Games Developer Conference in San Francisco next month, according to a schedule listing.

Eidos Montreal confirms Thief 4

Eidos Montreal confirms Thief 4

Or THI4F, as the studio calls it.

Eidos Montreal has finally confirmed Thief 4 on its studio website.

"We're in the early development stages for Thief 4, but this is an incredibly ambitious project and a very exciting one," writes Stephane D'Astous, general manager.

"It's too early for us to offer any specific game details; right now we are focused on recruiting the very best talent to join the core team at the studio and help us make what we believe will be one of the most exciting games on the market."

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