Thief 4 Director Says Game Will Offer More Than Just Stealth
Bringing back the Thief franchise with Thief 4 isn’t going to just be like making a standard sequel, according to Eidos Montreal general manager Stephane D’Astous — instead, it’ll offer a lot more than just stealth gameplay, although Eidos is going to “respect the spirit of the franchise.”
Speaking with OXM, D’Astous said that Thief is being treated much in the same way Deus Ex was in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thief 4 will still be a Thief game, but Eidos is developing it as if it were a new IP, offering both classic features and new ones.
Here’s a quote from D’Astous:
‘We have more international staff working on Thief, which brings a great flavour to the game,’ D’Astous told the site. ‘There are a lot of challenges to bringing back a great cult IP, but we consider it like a new IP and we are going to respect the spirit of the franchise like we did with Deus Ex.
‘Deus Ex was the kick-start of this new series of great games, and Thief will be part of that. We don’t want to deliver the same each time. Our mandate is to bring new stuff to the table; games that we’ll be talking about for years.’
Last we heard, rumor had it that there would be some kind of online component to Thief 4, but we’re not sure exactly what that might entail yet.