Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix Europe have officially announced that THIEF will hit PC, PS4 and “other next generation consoles”. Square Enix states that ‘THIEF’ is a “reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games”.
In a prepared statement sent to the press, Square Enix leaves this message, “Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old. But to remain free in The City of chains – that is still the greatest prize. First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal. I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths. I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming. I am Garrett….What’s yours is mine”.
“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,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”
Square Enix went on to describe the game stating, “there is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change”. More than likely, that change will be you.
The game will be first-person adventure that will allow players the “freedom to choose their path” through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.
THIEF will be available in 2014 for PC and PlayStation®4. It is also planned for other next-generation consoles.
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