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Images from next-gen Thief leak

GE: "Images coming from a brand new, next-gen Thief game appear to have leaked." (PC, PS4, Thief, Xbox One)

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ALLWRONG  +   1001d ago
OH ****! OH ****!
Septic  +   1001d ago
Oh my days....a next-gen Thief game.

Judging from the screenshots, it does look impressive, but the question has to be asked; is it next-gen impressive?
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Merrill  +   1001d ago
It certainly doesn't look next-gen, more like current gen. I have higher expectations for next-gen than what is shown here.
egidem  +   1001d ago
Whether next-gen impressive or not, I think it's about time we've had another Thief game.

I'm really looking forward to this!

For those of you not willing to go through the image-per-page loading style:
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JohnApocalypse  +   1001d ago
Impressive for early console age
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1001d ago
Well it doesn't look like it'll make it to 360 and PS3 so with that indication alone I can say it will do PC and next gen things.

Imo this game does look next gen because its on par with the PC. CD Project Red "The Witcher 3" Wont be on current consoles, probably due to limitations and the PS4 and 720 version will hopefully be on par with PC as well. Eidos Montreal is more than likely thinking the same.
Oh_Yeah  +   1001d ago
Looks awfully similar to Dishonored...not that that's a bad thing.
snipes101  +   1001d ago
I just care how it plays. More Thief equals more happiness in my soul.

If next gen means that I can do something gameplay-wise that I can't do now, great. Great visuals are just icing on the cake.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1001d ago
Don't even care much I just want it to be good!
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PLASTICA-MAN  +   1000d ago
Here is another pic :
kesvalk  +   1000d ago
it really doesn't matter if it's next-gen or not.

what really matter is if it will come with day 1 DLC, Microtransactions, always online and forced/focus on multi-player

i really don't care about graphics at all, but i do care about all this shit.
ALLWRONG  +   1001d ago
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LOL_WUT  +   1001d ago
Love The Beatles.

OT: So only on 720, PS4 and PC? Game looks interesting ;)
Root  +   1001d ago
I'm so happy it's unreal but I'm s******* myself at the same time

With the way some old franchises have went this gen...what if they make it....accessible and make it easier.
Septic  +   1001d ago
Yeah this is my concern too. Accessibility, a word with traditionally positive connotations but one that strikes fear in the hearts of 'core gamers.
blue_flowers  +   1001d ago
games like this typically do go more accessible for appeal reasons, but at the same time usually offer a "hardcore" mode that likens back to the original unforgiving gameplay.
SilentNegotiator  +   1001d ago
Once bitten, twice shy. I expected Hitman to bring back the stealth splendor, but it gave us Hitman: Conviction.

I'll have cautious optimism at best.
camel_toad  +   1001d ago
I think they did right by Deus Ex after so many years so hopefully these devs will do Thief justice.
Kingdom Come  +   1001d ago
Looking forward to more detail's. Technologically speaking, the game looks absolutely stunning.
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Derekvinyard13  +   1001d ago
It's dosnt even look that bad, graphics are not everything
Jaces  +   1001d ago
From my time playing Thief I remember it was quite scary in some parts. Never did finish it but man was it a challenge and a great stealth game. Hope they don't screw it up!
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psn_arakouftaian  +   1001d ago
next gen images? not so next gen but it looks interesting..
donman1  +   1000d ago
Looks more current gen with bump up on the textures.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   1001d ago
NYC_Gamer  +   1001d ago
I hope the game still keeps stealth and doesn't ruin the original Thief formula
Plagasx  +   1000d ago
It's eventually gonna go the action route as every other great franchise does...
bunt-custardly  +   1001d ago
Can't wait for this. It's been a long time - some four years in development I believe.
first1NFANTRY  +   1001d ago
So this was the next gen game rumored to be on Game Informer April cover? Hmm doesn't quite look NEXT GEN but the concept and dark atmosphere has me intrigued.

The industry could use more assassin based games to put Ubisoft in check.

For those who don't know, Thief was made way before Assassins Creed. Some even say Ubisoft got most of their inspiration from the series.
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ninjahunter  +   1001d ago
I dont know what your expecting from next gen, Its mostly just chizzling out details, You know adding folds to a guys pants when last gen/current gen they would just be flat.

And everyone loves thief :)
sourav93  +   1001d ago
AC was possibly a mix of both thief and PoP.
rpd123  +   1000d ago
Most of their inspiration was from PoP and the engine for AC was originally for a PoP game.
ExitToExisT  +   1001d ago
The graphics are very similar to Hitman: Absolution.
Maybe they are using Glacier 2 on this one.
Walker  +   1001d ago
Looks alot like Dishonored !
RGB  +   1001d ago
Dishonored is so overrated. Stealth isn't fun in that game at all nor is it rewarded. Didn't get beyond "The Royal Physician" level.

Stealth genre is one of my favourites in gaming but damn this game didn't satisfy or deliver for me.

Hitman, old Splinter Cell, Metal Gear, Thief and even stealth mechanics in Deus Ex are better than Dishonored for me.

Thief 4 looks good though, lets hope it plays better.
xPhearR3dx  +   1000d ago
You're insane. Dishonored is the only good stealth game to come out in years. Why don't you pump up the difficulty to the max and play with stealth and see just how much fun it is. Dishonored was a game made with the casual and hardcore audience in mind. It's up to the player to choose their path.

9/10 the people who bitch are the people who use the casual options because they're too scared to play on an old school difficulty and then complain the game is too easy. Sorry, not buying it.
Altureus  +   1001d ago
The reason I even liked Dishonored is because parts of it reminded me of Thief. And Dishonored was something different from the usual CoD, Halo, and Assassin's Creed stuff.
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KillrateOmega  +   1001d ago
This looks very cool :)

Why are people complaining about it not looking 'next-gen'? Honestly, the expectations are too high. These are the very earliest entries into the next generation and devs are still getting used to the new tools at their disposal. It is for this reason that they've yet to fully optimize their games. Real optimization will take 1-2 years.
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first1NFANTRY  +   1001d ago
"Real optimization will take 1-2 years"

Then don't release your game till the 2nd year of next gen consoles. It's really that simple.

Who would buy a ps4/720 if there where no noticeable differences between them and current gen?

That's enough reason to have high expectations.
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Tei777  +   1001d ago
The game will obviously be better looking and probably perform smoother then anything on current systems, so its still worthy of a next gen release.

Improved graphics isn't worth them delaying the game by a whole year and this probably began development as a PC exclusive before next gen devkits were out. Also some people play games for the enjoyment not just to show off their shiny new system.

To me this looks cross gen to me, but lets see how it plays.
KillrateOmega  +   1001d ago
So I should totally ignore any potentially great games that get released during the early cycle of the generation, simply because they don't look as good as the hardware can potentially allow? Even if their reasons for this are quite reasonable?

You must be one of those people who place an inordinate amount of importance on graphical value. Sad...

Graphics are great. They can only make an experience better. However, they don't make or break a game.
VitaOwner  +   1001d ago
Wow, what a dumb comment. There are gonna be a lot of games coming only to ps4,720 when the systems drop. Also, next gen doesn't just refer to graphics like the other two commenters mentioned. There are new gameplay devices in the new systems that I think are more important than simply looking prettier.
bronxsta  +   1001d ago
Can someone explain the Thief series to me?

I've heard of the series before but never got a chance to play it. I'm a huge fan of the stealth genre so this series interests me and having recently bought Dishonored, I'm looking for more first-person stealth games

So what's the appeal of the series? Is it open world or seperate sandbox levels like Dishonored?

From what I've seen in the screenshots and read online, the series is basically Mark of the Ninja in first person with a focus on thievery in a Dishonored-esque universe

Which sounds f#%^ing awesome.
SAE  +   1001d ago
Same here :)
ninjahunter  +   1001d ago
(this opinion is formulated from only playing the most recent thief game)

Thief is ultimately medieval splintercell... Well before it turned into an action shooter haha. Of course, in the more recent thief there were a lot of cool things like factions, Paranormal activity (the zombie level would make the rock shit his pants), and of course Thieving, And it was relatively open world.... Well Its like theres a hub, that branches off into mmissions.

I think, The mest way to describe it is that it is a cross between splintercell and Deus ex.
Altureus  +   1001d ago
The Thief games are very atmoshpere oriented, everything Eidos and Looking Glass studio, which is now defunct, created was top notch at the time. It essentially takes place in a kind of medieval/steampunk fantasy type of world. There are a few factions of creatures/humans who are trying to gain more support for their cause.
The Pagans are a sort of druid type culture who worship their god the Trickster (A supernatural being who believes in a more pure/natural form of living) which the majority of Thief 1: The Dark Project centers around. The Hammerites are religous zealots who worship the Builder, a creationist god, they later branch off into the Mechanists in Thief 2 led by Karras who worship everything metal related. There are also the Keepers who are a secret sect, almost like sneaky medieval jedi, which use runes as magic they are also responsible for recording everything that happens in trying to keep balance in the world. . Garret was one of the most promising students trained by the Keepers but decided to leave and use his training to his own advantage hence the name Thief.
Thief 3 is more about the Keepers and how they deal with a threat known as the Hag.
Overall they are great games, and some of my favorites in the history of gaming. They can be quite challenging if you are not used to first person stealth games, it's all about anticipation and planning your moves.
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3rdDimension  +   1001d ago

Between this, Witcher 3 and PS4 revealed games, it seems like what people think next-gen should be is quite different from what developers are showing.

This is a perfect lesson in keeping expectations in check!
younghavok  +   1001d ago
Thats what ive been saying for a while now. People were expecting Avatar in 1080p in 3d or something. So far all I see is PC visuals, which werent very far ahead of the best consoles are already offering. well probably see more 1080p games but most of those will probably be 30fps.
3rdDimension  +   1000d ago

People here on N4G swore up and down that next-gen will blow current gen out the water.

Alot of folks are in complete denial as developers are showing what next-gen is as opposed to what rabid fan expectations want it to be!
sandman224  +   1001d ago
This looks interesting. I bet its going to run a 60 frames. That will make up for the graphics.
Trago1337  +   1001d ago
Good god this makes me want to repurchase all the thief games an replay them lol.

i kinda did the same with deus ex when Human revolution was announced :P
dcbronco  +   1001d ago
The key to a next generation Thief games should be physics. I want to shoot an arrow across a space and swing to a different building. Blow out every light source. Make floors slippery. Have things catch fire and the fire spread. Blow open every door. Just about everything blows up physics. The graphical update helps. But I want the physics upgrade.
ninjahunter  +   1001d ago
I was laying(facedown) in bed when I saw this. I was struck with a boner, so hard, so quickly that it sent me flipping out of bed, where i stuck the landing and broke into song and dance.
Campy da Camper  +   1001d ago
Sounds like a good ninja move to me.
lovegames718  +   1001d ago
3rd dimension...

I dont know wtf your talking about but you couldnt be so wrong. Its the opposite of what your saying, i bet ppl are comparing this to the awesomeness they saw in Kz SD, Drive club and Infamous Second Son and seeing this fall short. You may have clouded goggles on and didnt see anything next gen about the Ps4 games they showed but many more sure did.
3rdDimension  +   1000d ago
I think you're the one with clouded goggles.

If it was a clear case of those games blowing current-gen out the water, there wouldn't be countless threads across the internet debating whether or not those games look next-gen.
PersonMan  +   1001d ago
More like Dishonored 2.
Altureus  +   1001d ago
Do some research man.
JasonKCK  +   1001d ago
Thief is an old franchise and has been doing what it does since the 90s. It would be Dishonored taking from Thief not the other way around. Not taking anything away from Dishonored because its one hell of a game.
DigitalAnalog  +   1001d ago
God, please don't make this one of those "action" paced games. Keep the stealth factor in and DESIGN around it, not multiple bullshit scenarios for dudebro gamers who have no patience to experience the game as it's supposed to.
PersonMan  +   1001d ago
Believe it or not, some people have different tastes.
DigitalAnalog  +   1000d ago
What a cop-out for an excuse. I'm sorry, I love SIM CITY so why aren't there any building aspects in my Resident Evil game? Believe it or not, there's a reason that "genres" exist.
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JasonKCK  +   1001d ago
An updated Thief arcade or retail triple pack would be nice.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1001d ago
Argh Thiefs finally coming ive been waiting for this for the longest.Yay
ame22  +   1001d ago
Dishonored the game in a good way.
WittyAdrian  +   1001d ago
Some screenshots definitely giving me a Dishonored vibe, which is a good think cause I loved that game to bits :D
JeepGamer  +   1000d ago
I always said that for real stealth with atmosphere you never could beat Thief.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1000d ago
If his is what next gen looks like then im dissapointed. not much better than current gen.
CaptainYesterday  +   1000d ago
Starting to get excited for a new Thief game! Can't wait hopefully it turns out good :)
Ashunderfire86  +   1000d ago
Guys these are early stages of development, the game will be much better when release. Just like Witcher 3, they probably didn't put in the new next gen features yet to make it look better graphically. This is probably running on DirectX 9.

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