If it's crap ... We'll tell you
After a not so well hidden development cycle and quite a few leaks over the past few months, today Game Informer revealed the game that will be the cover for their April issue, Thief. What was originally planned to be the fourth entry in the first person stealth franchise is now going to be a full on reboot of the series. The game will still focus on protagonist Garret who returns to Victorian-esque industrial city known only as... The City. Garret will have to make his way through the decaying buildings to steal many riches, whilst also having to deal with a people rife with political tension due to a debilitating plague. All the while being constantly under the eye of The City's political leader, as well as the game's antagonist, The Baron. Edios Montreal has apparently been working on this game for quite a while and hopes to introduce new players into the world they have crafted as well as allow for long time series fans to feel right at home. Thief is currently in the works for the PS4, PC, and other next-gen consoles *cough* 720.
A reboot is probably the best thing they can do for this series. Nothing would turn newcomers off than to see something they haven't seen before, and have it be the fourth entry in seemingly long running franchise. Also getting rid of the previously horrible title, "Thi4f" can do nothing but good. That being said I'm getting some pretty strong Dishonored vibes from this. Now before you chastise me, I know very well that this series has been around long before Dishonored. And even some the developers of Dishonored have stated that the Thief series was a huge influence on how the made the game. But seriously? Pseudo future, plague, political tension, and one word name bad-guy? You can't see these and not compare the two. Feel free to berate me if these elements had been in place in the previous entries in the series because I have not played them. If Edios Montreal can however create a game that is even half as fun as Dishonored was then this will probably do very well.
Have you played any of the previous Thief games? What elements do you hope carry over to the reboot?
Source: Game Infomer