• First Screenshot of Thief 4 Leaks to Web

    A screen-shot of Thief 4 has leaked to the web, fuelling speculation as to the extent that the upcoming Square-Enix game will honour the legacy of the acclaimed stealth action franchise.

    Published at the Francophone gaming news site Jeuxvideo.fr, the image appears to have been clandestinely photographed during a play-test at Eidos Montreal.

    The screen shows a player controlling his avatar from a third-person perspective, slinking through the gas-lit streets of an intricately-detailed urban steam-punk setting.

    While the leaked screen already has some fans theorising that Square-Enix has 'dumbed-down' the series, Thief fans won't be kept in the dark much longer – Eidos will reportedly be showcasing Thief 4 at the Game Developers Conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on Monday.

    More details here and here.
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      i for one have never heard of this series, but the screen shot looks cool i guess.
    1. darkmawl's Avatar
      darkmawl -
      If you like stealth and dagger game it really worth even now playing the previous versions
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkmawl View Post
      If you like stealth and dagger game it really worth even now playing the previous versions
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      This is awesome. I thought the Thief franchise was done for. But I am a little skeptical about it if Warren Spector isn't going to be overseeing it as he did the others.

      Hopefully Square is going to do the series justice with this new title. I seriously cannot wait.
    1. FaithFXu's Avatar
      FaithFXu -
      Warren Spector isn't overseeing it? And it's being designed with consoles in mind? I guess time will tell...
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      I'm not positive if he's not overseeing it. But I thought I read quite a while ago that he was done with the series. Maybe I'm imagining that though. Guess we'll know when more details come out.
    1. senegal's Avatar
      senegal -
    1. sandman_1's Avatar
      sandman_1 -
      I am hoping that this won't be Thief 3-ish.

      See sig...

      “We chose our profession in defiance of the greed of the monarchy. We will not live for the sake of taxes to fatten the noble's pockets. We choose to live the only life available to those who would truly be free. We are Thieves.”

      — The Downwind Creedo
    1. bigsofty's Avatar
      bigsofty -
      Not too happy the Cut-Scene happy idiots at Square-Enix have their grubby little hands on this IP though...
    1. bijoy's Avatar
      bijoy -
      just another artificial hype.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Square Enix is what has me concerned about this title also. They really need to do the series justice, as this series has a pretty big cult following.
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      Another big fan of the series here.
      Dark ambiances, stealth moves and a great gameplay are this series' signature.