Thief 4 being treated like a new IP

It’s been a long time since the last Thief game, long enough for Thief 4 developer Edios Montreal to treat the new game like a new IP.

GM Stephane D’Astous told OXM just that, emphasizing that the team will be bringing plenty of new ideas to the franchise with the latest entry.

“We have more international staff working on Thief, which brings a great flavour to the game,” D’Astous said. “There are a lot of challenges to bringing back a great cult IP, but we consider it like a new IP and we are going to respect the spirit of the franchise like we did with Deus Ex.

Deus Ex was the kick-start of this new series of great games, and Thief will be part of that, and Thief will be part of that. We don’t want to deliver the same each time. Our mandate is to bring new stuff to the table; games that we’ll be talking about for years.”

Thief 4 is currently lurking in the shadows; a full reveal hopefully isn’t far off.