Look, video game names have always been a little silly. And likely always will be. But this past console generation saw the emergence of a new kind of silly, one that graduated from "harmless fun" to "facepalm".
The Dark Mod has long been one of the most famous PC mods around. Using Doom 3 as a base, the idea was to transform id's shooter into an old-fashioned game inspired by the old-fashioned Thief games. It was great. Now it's even better, because it doesn't need Doom 3 anymore.
Back in 2011, I did an illustrative feature on Nicolas Ferrand, a concept artist at Eidos Montreal. At the time, I said he was working on Thief 4, but wasn't allowed to show any of his stuff for that project. Now, two years later, he can.
Our very own Chris Person snapped these pics of master thief Garrett's newly redesigned threads and bow at PAX East. Cool, if a bit drab.
UPDATE: Game Informer's next cover is Thief, a reboot for the series by Eidos Montreal that will be out next year for PC, PS4, and whatever the next Xbox is called.
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So, Thief 4 (we are not calling it Thi4f) has been announced! You happy? Can't see why. It's not like Eidos actually announced anything.
Eidos-Montreal are in the early development stages for Thief 4, the developer confirmed this morning.