Rumour: Thief 4 switched to next-gen consoles

It's been three years since Thief 4 was announced by Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal yet we still have seen neither hide nor hair of it. New rumours are swirling around, claiming that development on the sneak 'em up revival has switched to next-generation consoles.

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It's been three years since Thief 4 was announced by Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal yet we still have seen neither hide nor hair of the sneak 'em up revival. Some had speculated that the game was in trouble, and now rumours are whirling around that development has switched to next-generation consoles.

The rumours first popped up in the gossip section of OXM UK's latest--and who wouldn't trust gossip?--then CVG chimed in to say that its mysterious sources confirmed it. I don't have any assets in the field, myself.

Several departures from the Thief 4 team and the supposed cancellation of a big reveal once planned for December 2011 sparked June's rumours of development troubles, though of course every workplace loses staff members every now and then. If Eidos Montreal and owner Square Enix decided to go next-gen, scrapping a reveal would only be sensible.

We would apologise to Eidos for using the 'Thi4f' logo in this story, as we're sure they sorely regret ever making it, but alas it's the only remotely Thief 4-y image out there. That's on you, chaps.

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    August 8, 2012 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Rumour: Thief 4 switched to next-gen consoles.

    It's been three years since Thief 4 was announced by Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal yet we still have seen neither hide nor hair of it. New rumours are swirling around, claiming that development on the sneak 'em up revival has switched to next-generation consoles.

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      August 8, 2012 7:32 AM

      i really hope the complete silence is worth it in the end.

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      August 8, 2012 7:59 AM

      Why would they regret making what looks like a very clever logo? How odd.

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        August 8, 2012 8:14 AM

        Replacing the letter E with a number 4 isn't clever at all.

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          August 8, 2012 8:37 AM

          Sarcasm?! On my internet?!

        • rms legacy 10 years mercury mega
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          August 8, 2012 10:21 AM

          Consoley and juvenile

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          August 8, 2012 2:47 PM

          4 is clearly an A in leet so they're really pushing some boundaries in the spelling space. I for one can't wait for thiaf.

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        August 8, 2012 10:03 AM

        I know that logo has me hyped for "THIAF"

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      August 8, 2012 8:23 AM

      Well Human Revolution was so good I'm willing to give these guys the benefit of the doubt, hopefully they use the same team to do the PC version.

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        August 8, 2012 10:02 AM

        Human revolution really was an amazing game. I hope to replay it again sometime soon. I mean when you really crank the graphics to ultra you still need at least a gtx 570 to run it smoothly.

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          August 8, 2012 10:18 AM

          the game is sheer perfection, i put it in same league as the original...they really did it justice.

          • Ebu legacy 10 years
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            August 8, 2012 2:27 PM

            ...perfection?

            No.

            It was good, but certainly not perfection.

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          August 8, 2012 10:38 AM

          I just recently played through it again and yea, it still feels like a fantastic game. One of those that you pick up and play again every other year and it can still feel fresh.

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      August 8, 2012 10:19 AM

      seems like a long time to keep a team working on a project..that's going to be a very expensive game.

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      August 8, 2012 10:27 AM

      hide nor hair? what kind of idiom of that

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        August 8, 2012 10:38 AM

        only dogs with fur would understand, you jelly types don't know wtf

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      August 8, 2012 11:03 AM

      Take your time guys. Human Revolution was really good. Remember to have water arrows and PC optimizations in place when you launch.

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      August 8, 2012 2:07 PM

      Thanks consoles... thank you sooo bloody much!

      'Scuse me whilst I storm out in a huff.

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      August 8, 2012 3:17 PM

      Taffer!

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