Thief will star series main character Garrett. The expert thief will be stealing his way to riches in the updated Gothic, industrial setting of the City. However, social tension has spread over the City as the tyrant Baron has taken over control and a plague has depleted the inhabitants. Garrett will have to sneak his way through the game’s levels, with each offering multiple paths to choose from. Lockpicking will also play a role in the gameplay.
A new Thief game, previously known as Thief 4, has been rumored to be in the works for years. Thief 4 was officially announced in 2009 but that has evolved into a complete reboot of the series. It seems the latest iteration of the Thief franchise was looking to leverage the next-gen systems before being officially announced. According to the article, and Eidos, the latest edition of the game will retain its roots, including the qualities that made the previous three games so popular.
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