Thief 4 is Coming From Eidos Montreal

When Eidos decided to open a games studio in Montreal, Canada many speculated what the new team could possibly be working on. We were hoping that we’d see a revival of the Thief franchise, and today we’re going to get what we want. Eidos Montreal is working on Thief 4.

"We're in the early development stages for Thief 4, but this is an incredibly ambitious and exciting project for Eidos," Stéphane D'Astous, General Manager at Eidos-Montréal, told Kotaku. "While it's too early for us to offer any specific game details, right now we are focused on recruiting the very best talent to join the core team at the studio and help us make what we believe will be one of the most exciting games on the market."

This marks the third studio to hand the Thief property since its inception. The now-defunct Looking Glass Studios developed the first two entries with Ion Storm Austin picking up the third.

Eidos Montreal is responsible for developing Deus Ex 3, which was also a former Ion Storm Austin project.

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  • jerreece
    Cool. Look forward to seeing screen shots some day in the future. I recall purchasing and playing one of the Thief titles year ago (maybe #2?). It was a fun game. :)
  • solymnar
    While I'm always interested in exciting titles that involve a bit of brain work as well as action...

    How exactly is the number 4 supposed to be an E?


    "Ho there! STOP THIAF!"

    I dunno...seems a bit...ackward.
  • Raidur
    I hope its as good as they expect... =/ I quite enjoyed Thief.
  • Tindytim
    That style of 4 seems like it would be more suited to replace the F, than the E.
  • pocketdrummer
    Hopefully it won't RUN like Deus Ex, that engine was craptastic (not the first... the second I think).
  • pocketdrummer
    TindytimThat style of 4 seems like it would be more suited to replace the F, than the E.
    Ecepxt Yuor Biran raeds wrods betetr if the frist and lsat ltetres are the smae.

    read that fast, and it will make sense.
  • cyberkuberiah
    remove these headline as first posts in comments asap
  • neiroatopelcc
    That's probably the best news I've heard since I heard about BloodBowl comming to pc (mid next month probably) ... This is great. I've got thief 2 and 3 as retail at home. Only truely played the third though. Great game. It has style, and unlike sam fisher, what garret does actually makes sense from a storyline point of view. I just kind of wish the third one would end with him getting together with that vendor chick that has a crush on him, but hey that's just me.
  • coolkev99
    Sorry but that "THI4F" is trying hard to look leet, but ends up looking retarded. Hope the game itself doesn't go down the same path.
  • JeanLuc
    If you read the official Thief 4 forums that 'THI4F' title was only a work in progress, they needed something quick so someone throw it up but it's not the official logo/banner/game name thank god.

    I can't wait for this game I've been a massive Thief fan since the original came out 11 years ago and I'm still playing it as well as the two squeals to this day, it's amazing how well the gameplay has held up over the years.