Thief 4 is Real, Screenshots Surface Ahead of Schedule
Screenshots of the upcoming Thief 4 have surfaced ahead of the game’s announcement.
A Russian gaming website called GamesManiac has published what appear to be a dozen screenshots and concept artwork of Thief 4 ahead of the game's announcement. Although originally developed by Looking Glass Studios, the latest game in the Thief series is being headed up at Eidos Montreal, which produced Deus Ex: Human Revolution a couple of years back.
We've gotten word that Eidos and Square Enix plan to unveil the game today, though it appears that the screenshots have surfaced many hours ahead of schedule.
The game is expected to be released for the PC as well as next-gen consoles in 2014, and the screenshots contain cutting-edge graphics and visual fidelity that you might expect from a game designed not for current- but next-gen consoles.
The screenshots depict what appears to be the game's protagonist Garrett holding on to the edge of walls with a high-tech bow in hand, cloak billowing in the wind behind him. He has the ability to scale buildings with the aid of a rope, and perform a variety of acrobatics that enable him to traverse throughout the game's structures, both inside and outside.
Though most of the screenshots depict him in stealth, there's also a bit of first-person combat with use of the bow.
We'll publish more details on the latest game in the Thief series once the information becomes available.