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What is old is new again; Square Enix has announced a reboot of Thief for PC, PS4 and whatever the next Xbox will be called. Thief on Xbox 8, Xbox 720, Xbox Next?


Today Tomb Raider clambers onto shelves, and with that release the team at Square Enix has continued its reputation for quality.  Rebooting Tomb Raider is a qualified success, and now the team turns its eye towards another revered franchise.

Eidos-Montréal, a part of Square Enix Europe and the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, today unveiled THIEF for PC, PlayStation 4, and other next generation consoles. . THIEF is a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games.

By the way “other next generation consoles’ does not include the Wii U.


Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old.
But to remain free in The City of chains – that is still the greatest prize.
First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal.
I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths.
I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming.
 
I am Garrett….What’s yours is mine.


There is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change.
 
Into this shadowy world steps Garrett, THE master thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.

"We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence - which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos-Montréal - whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”

THIEF will be available in 2014 for PC and PlayStation4, It is also planned for other next-generation consoles.

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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