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Eidos post image of Thief 4, playtest shot shows third-person

Developer Eidos Montreal has posted a photograph of Thief 4 being playtested at the studio. It shows leading man Garrett, bow in hand, in third-person. Very little is known about Thief 4 as Eidos and Square Enix have kept quiet. At least fans know to expect third-person views in the game, at least during archery.

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DelbertGrady2463d ago

I hope it will be its own game and not just a re-skinned version of Assassin's Creed.

CrzyFooL2463d ago

I'm pretty sure they are taking the franchise and the potential for this to be the biggest game in it more seriously than that.

inveni02463d ago

Thief is very different than AC. That's why it's called "Thief" and not "Assassin". If anything, it resembles Hitman's approach to level design more than Assassin's Creed's approach.

frostypants2463d ago (Edited 2463d ago )

Did you ever play the Thief games? Nothing like Assassin's Creed. FAR more stealth involved.

You could use your arrows to knock out light sources. It looks like that's what going on in this pic...he seems more aimed at the street lamp than the guard.

Quagmire2462d ago

Words cannot describe your stupidity.

Active Reload2463d ago

What am I seeing, someone with a crossbow?

Corrwin2463d ago

It's a bow. You don't have to hold a bow perpendicular to the floor, especially short bows.

Malebaria2463d ago (Edited 2463d ago )

From what I can make of it, the setting seems to take place sometime in the XIIIth century.

frostypants2463d ago (Edited 2463d ago )

Nah. Look at all the lights in the windows, and look at the street lamps (both the lighting and the posts they're on). Also look at the size of the buildings and the architecture. Seems more contemporary.

Still, if you recall the Thief games (especially later ones) were in an alternate reality to ours, where there was a certain level of tech along with old school stuff. So who knows...

Malebaria2463d ago

You're right. I actually meant the XVIIIth century.

Corrwin2463d ago

Please just base it on Thief 2, and not Thief 3.

Please Square Enix.

gillri2463d ago

I dunno The cradle level in Thief 3 was better than any Thief 2 level

I hope for a mix of all 3 games

Corrwin2463d ago

The Cradle level, whilst brilliant, had nothing to do with thief gameplay.

If you want scary gameplay, Thief should not be your first choice.

CrzyFooL2463d ago

That level was one of the most brilliant in the history of games. It still haunts me.

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