Posted March 5, 2013 by Adam in Announcements

New Thief Game Confirmed by Square Enix

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Kleptomaniacs rejoice! The Thief series is getting a fancy new reboot courtesy of Eidos Montreal and Square Enix.

The title has been in development for four years, having first been announced back in 2009 by developers Eidos Montreal. Of course since then they have proved their mettle at reviving PC classics with their work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution (also published by Square Enix).

Key changes since then are not only the change of title, from Thi4f to, simply, Thief, but also of the generation of console that the game would be released on. The title will now appear on next generation consoles as well as PC.

Series protagonist Garrett will return, and the game is set in a gloomy industrial city, known simply as The City. However Garrett must make his fortune whilst staying clear of both a malevolent plague that is sweeping through the city, and it’s tyrannical ruler.

The groundswell of new facts and the associated video comes from Games Informer who will be running a cover story on the new title in their April edition. This announcement was made slightly after some cheeky Russians had leaked what must be a substantial number of screenshots that will be featured in the upcoming edition of Games Informer.

Following hot on the heels of both leak and announcement, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have updated their public profiles to formally announce a 2014 release date on both PC, PS4 and “other next gen consoles”. The posts also contain the following quote from the Garrett:

Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old.
But to remain free in the City of chains – that is still the greatest prize.
First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal.
I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths.
I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming.

I am Garrett… What’s yours is mine.


Check out the gallery below and the video above for a glimpse into the next chapter of the Thief series. Given the good work Eidos Montreal and Square Enix did with the Deus Ex series, I think we can be cautiously optimistic on this one.

Source: Games Informer




Playing games since I'd developed enough motor functions to hold a joystick. From Commodore 64 all the way through to the latest gen. Favourite games to play are FPS games and anything with a deep and compelling story and a world that draws you in. I also enjoy writing, film making and playing bass in whatever band will have me :)