After 5 years of development and running into a few issues along the way it looks like the latest Thief game really is something to get excited about?
Dealing with game delays and an eventual rename of the game from Thief 4 to just Thief, publisher Square Enix and Developer Eidos Studios – Montreal are finally onto something. We have our hands on the first game-play trailer.
We fell in love with the first Thief game, Thief: The Dark Project way back in 1998 when it was a revolutionary stealth game that required your utmost skill in sneaking, climbing, hiding and avoiding the challenged in order to escape with the gold/prise. Thief was the first stealth game to use both light and sound as game-play mechanics, and the first to always feature a first-person perspective. Its use of this perspective for non-confrontational game-play challenged the first-person shooter market. The game’s design combines complex artificial intelligence with simulation systems to allow for emergent game-play. Thief‘s influence can be seen in later stealth games, such as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Hitman series.
The new Thief takes us back to the city, where 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 Thief, a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games. This first-person adventure features 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.
Here’s the game-play video:
Take a trip down memory lane and have a look at the original Thief: The Dark Project .
Thief is due on February 25 next year for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.
[Thief 2014 Gameplay Video: Source]