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Thief coming to Xbox 360 and PS3, launching with next-gen versions

Thief has been pushing its next-gen look for the last several months, since the game will be coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But Eidos Montreal has revealed that current gen players will not be left out.

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Thief has been touted as a next-gen game ever since its debut. However, like many upcoming games, Eidos Montreal has revealed that their upcoming reboot will be a cross-generational title.

"Yep, it's official! Thief is now confirmed for PS3 and Xbox 360," the official blog said. "And, as importantly, the game will ship for ALL platforms simultaneously."

Given that the game uses Unreal Engine 3, the revelation isn't particularly surprising.

Eidos Montreal will also be developing the current gen versions of the game. "It was really, really important for us before we announced this that the core mechanic--the fun factor... we will not touch that," said senior producer Stephan Roy. We got more on how those gameplay mechanics are being handled for the game in general at E3.

Check out the announcement video below.

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    June 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Thief coming to Xbox 360 and PS3; launching with next-gen versions.

    Thief has been pushing its next-gen look for the last several months, since the game will be coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But Eidos Montreal has revealed that current gen players will not be left out.

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      June 20, 2013 10:38 AM

      Yet another reason NOT to upgrade until next year. Thanks bro.

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        June 20, 2013 12:46 PM

        Well, I think a lot of these split platform games are having the present generation version done by outside b-teams. The primary teams are working on the next gen version themselves. So basically a lot of these are next gen games which are being ported to current gen by 3rd parties. I'm pretty sure the PS4/XOne versions of these games will be the one people will want to play.

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      June 21, 2013 6:47 AM

      Welcome to the next generation, where games are too expensive to not also launch on the last generation of consoles.

      I was wondering when they were going to finally announce this. Squenix proves to be just smart enough to understand that they would have never recouped costs on a next gen only game next year on the launch install base of a few million units.

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