Square Enix announced today That Eidos Montréal is working on Thief, a reboot of the popular franchise with the same name started with Thief: The Dark Project in 1994.
While a project named Thief 4 or Thi4f was already announced about four years ago, the game seems to have taken a completely new direction, headed to “high end PCs and next generation consoles” including the PS4 in 2014.
Eidos Montréal General Manager Stephane D’Astous released a brief statement:
We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos Montréal, whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience.
Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, the master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.
Personally, I’m definitely excited about this, as Thief has always been one of my favorite stealth franchises. Hopefully Eidos Montréal will do it justice like they definitely did with Deus Ex.