Thief 4 Footage Slips Out of the Shadows
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Footage of Eidos Montreal’s Thief 4 has leaked onto the net, featuring the return of what would appear to be series regular Garrett.

The footage comes from a demo reel belonging to lighting and compositing artist Eric Wong. It features a number of familiar elements, including lock picking and a bow with custom, speciality arrows. More than likely not meant for public consumption, it's also frustratingly brief at just 30 seconds long. We want more!

Thief 4 was announced in May 2009, but has been largely silent since. Worryingly, since that time a stream of the game’s talent has left Eidos Montreal, leading to fears that it may be trapped in development hell.

[via OXM. Thanks, O0mix0O]


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Comment #1 by Spandex Stiffy
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 09:42:51 AM
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They should make a game where you invade development hell and liberate games like this.

No mention at E3, now a leak.

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Comment #2 by Dervius
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 09:46:37 AM
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The forgotten forefather of many modern stealth games. It's about time.

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Comment #3 by shavron
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 09:49:18 AM
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@1, I haven't found it yet so I don't know what actually is in it but there is a dungeon in Diablo III called Development Hell.

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Comment #4 by Spandex Stiffy
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:03:46 AM
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@3, no kidding, really? I'll bet the real Duke Nukem is sitting in there and he's all p*ssed off and out of bubble gum and bullets and everything.

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Comment #5 by Dimensive
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:32:04 AM
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Finally glad to see something on Thief 4. The Thief games are my favorite!

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Comment #6 by Sh4d0w5h1ft3r
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:37:17 AM
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I still have my Thief games sitting on my bookshelf. I loved all of them, I am really excited that they are bringing this game back. Looking forward for more news on this. :D

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Comment #7 by Fire Mage
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:46:57 AM
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@3, 4:

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Comment #8 by gearsofmetroid
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:47:23 AM
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@1 I think your onto something I'd buy that game

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Comment #9 by ETKC Ninjamark
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 11:24:14 AM
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I love these games, theif Deadly shadows was one of the only games to ever actually scare me, haha that insane asylum, scary stuff

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Comment #10 by DirtySeb
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 11:27:33 AM
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Thief: Dark Shadows was the first truly brilliant stealth game.

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Comment #11 by Jack Frost
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 11:37:08 AM
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Nice to see, but I'm not holding my breath...

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Comment #12 by hibsta1992
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 03:28:45 PM
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I have not played the others, but I always wanted too

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Comment #13 by Qofi
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 03:52:43 PM
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If this picks up and actually is looking like it's getting made, I think I'll have to go and pick up the old ones again. =)

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Comment #14 by packers4life12
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 04:24:45 PM
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Man plz Eidos put this out. It would be a day one buy 4 me.

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Comment #15 by Nevander
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 06:39:51 PM
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@1 - The only problem is that game would get stuck in development hell.

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Comment #16 by cheevo360
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 08:06:13 PM
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Hmmm. I wish 4th series come out one day because last series were fantastic game. :)

Come one Square Enix please release it one day near future. :)

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Comment #17 by BeardedHoplite
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:21:04 PM
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Looks pre-rendered. Like, very pre-rendered

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Comment #18 by Fridgeater
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 01:53:53 AM
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I miss the Thief games, they were far more engaging, challenging and interesting than any other fps game, and so many modern games took influence from them.

@17 well it was going to be its a trailer not a in game video.

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Comment #19 by Restricted-Access
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 02:07:27 AM
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You tourist!! It's "Thief: The Dark PROJECT!"

I have been playing the Thief series for YEARS! I also have "Thief II: The Metal Age" and, of course... "Thief: Deadly Shadows" (on PC & Xbox).

I only hope that they will release ALL of the first three on the 360 with improved graphics - and achievements, as a "Games On Demand" version, or a boxed-set on disc.

I've been waiting for a fourth outing of the series, ever since finishing "Deadly Shadows." I just hope it won't require Kinect!

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Comment #20 by True I Skill
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 03:13:42 AM
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I would be looking really forward to this if only recent stealth games had not all been scrapped and made into "splinter cell: modern warfare" & "hitman: kill'em all"

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