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Preview: The first four hours of Thief photo
Preview: The first four hours of Thief
by Alessandro Fillari

Back in October, I got the chance to sit down to chat with members of Eidos Montreal after a lengthy session with the new entry in the Thief series. Since the reveal in 2009, the game has gone through many different iterations and changes. From an obnoxiously named THI4F and a proposed and tested third-person action game; this new take on the series has been through the ringer. As such, fans have been skeptical of whether a new entry can work.

The Thief series is known for being one of the pioneers of the stealth genre on the PC, and fans of the series have been looking forward to seeing its return. As somewhat of a soft-reboot for the series, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix are in an interesting position to re-introduce fans to Garrett, the Master Thief -- along with new players looking for a new game with a different approach to stealth gameplay.

Well, after spending about 4 hours playing this new take on the series at a media press event; I can safely say that I came away quite impressed with what Eidos Montreal have in store. The scope and adaptive take on stealth is dense and complex, and even may impress those who wrote off this new take on a classic series.

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7:30 PM on 01.20.2014

Out of the shadows: Eidos reveals Thief PC requirements

Eidos posted system requirements for the upcoming Thief, the PC version of which is done with the help of the team that did Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Human Revolution on PC. And then I posted the requirements here. You are now...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 12.20.2013

Deus Ex: The Fall is now on sale for a buck

That Deus Ex mobile game The Fall is now $0.99 on iTunes, which is a decent price to check it out at. It basically pares down the Human Revolution experience into a mobile offering, but it still has that "steal...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 12.19.2013

New Thief trailer introduces us to the Queen of Beggars

As one of the first big titles coming out in 2014, it's no surprise to see another trailer for Thief arrive on our doorsteps. This time we're being introduced to the secretive Queen of Beggars as she narrates the woe of The ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:30 AM on 12.09.2013

New Thief trailer shows the death of Garrett's apprentice

Anyone who played the old Thief games might remember Garrett taking on a young apprentice. Apparently, Eidos Montreal doesn't want to have a young thief following him around, because during VGX they released a trailer for th...

Joshua Derocher

8:00 PM on 12.04.2013

The UI and difficulty levels in Thief are moddable

Some of the worries about the new Thief title from Eidos Montreal come from how a studio can make a big-budget stealth game that will appeal to a mass audience. Hardcore fans of the series worry that the game will watered dow...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 AM on 11.15.2013

Thief dropping QTEs because everyone hated them

Thief, the sequel/reboot of the classic stealth game, had a demo awhile back that had some people upset over the use of a quick time events (QTEs), which had players smashing buttons to complete scripted parts of the game. No...

Joshua Derocher

3:30 PM on 11.13.2013

Feast your eyes on these new Thief screenshots

Thief might be the game I'm most excited about from 2014, so Eidos Montreal knows exactly how to tease me by releasing some screenshots from early in the game. These are all from an initial level of the game called Lockdown; ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 11.04.2013

Here's a look at the world of the new Thief game

I'm eagerly anticipating Eidos Montreal's reboot of Thief but I've had my concerns. Despite the studio's good work with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I worried about how the team would follow on from Thief: Deadly Shadows. This...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Eidos could be next in line to make a Final Fantasy game

Handing off the development of an established Japanese series to a western studio isn't the most shocking idea around. When both Silent Hill and Devil May Cry were feared long in the tooth, Konami and Capcom, respectively, le...

Abel Girmay

5:00 PM on 10.16.2013

The experience points system is gone from Thief

In a Q&A session on its forums, Eidos Montreal confirmed that the experience points system is gone from the upcoming Thief reboot. Fans were concerned after the E3 trailer showed XP being awarded for performing a headshot...

Alasdair Duncan





12:45 PM on 10.11.2013

How to upgrade Deus Ex PC with the Director's Cut content

On PC, new players can dive right into Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut with a full $19.99 purchase, but there are other money-saving options for the rest of us who own the base game already and want that new content....

Jordan Devore



Deus Ex: Human Revolution costs more on Wii U photo
Deus Ex: Human Revolution costs more on Wii U
by Alasdair Duncan

Looks like Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is going to cost extra if you're planning on getting the Wii U version. Nintendo Everything has checked prices at a few retailers and it turns out the final price on Nintendo's platform will be $50 -- that's $20 more expensive than the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. That price is consistent across Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.

This doesn't appear to be the case in the UK however, with the Wii U version slightly cheaper at £23.99 on Amazon.co.uk, compared to the 360 and PS3 versions which are £24.99. The PC version on Amazon costs just £14.36. Other UK retailers, like GAME and Play.com, have priced the Wii U version at £29.99.

I can understand the annoyance at paying more for a game that's cheaper on other platforms but in this case I can sort of see justifying charging more. The Wii U GamePad support is pretty extensive and those are features gamers won't necessarily get on another platform. Still, I'd be really interested to see a breakdown of how sales of the Director's Cut were split between all platforms, especially as this is the first time Human Revolution has appeared on Wii U.

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6:00 PM on 10.09.2013

This gameplay trailer for Thief ticks all the right boxes

There's a fairly short list of things that I'd want to see in a new Thief game: water arrows, sneaking past guards, shiny trinkets ripe for the plunder, some casual pickpocketing, and a city shrouded in a seemingly endless n...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 10.02.2013

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut out on Oct. 22

We've already learned of the next stage in the Deus Ex franchise but Eidos Montreal isn't forgetting about Human Revolution. The Director's cut of the game will hit current consoles and PC on October 22 in North America and ...

Alasdair Duncan



Next-gen Deus Ex in development at Eidos Montreal photo
Next-gen Deus Ex in development at Eidos Montreal
by Jordan Devore

That Deus Ex: Universe trademark? It's not what it might've sounded like. Eidos Montreal has lifted the lid on its future plans for the franchise, which include multiple games for PC/consoles as well as mobile titles, books, and graphic novels -- that's what Universe is all about.

"The concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games," writes studio head David Anfossi. "It's a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before."

An important first step is a new core game from the team behind Human Revolution. Announced for next-generation consoles and PC, the title is currently in production and you can see the first concept art above. We actually asked for this! "[The artwork] shows trans-humanism segregation, which is a backdrop to our vision for the next Deus Ex," says Anfossi.

"It represents a "ghetto-city' voluntarily built in order to separate the classes. The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex."

The Future Vision for Deus Ex [Eidos Montreal]

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