The long in development Thief sequel by Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal has reportedly been switched across to next-generation consoles according to the latest issue of OXM UK.
However, according to sources close to CVG, this reveal of information isn’t correct.
Instead of releasing on the new Xbox console, CVG‘s sources have said that it will in fact see the light of day sometime next year as both the lead level designer and audio director have left the project and so have other concept artists and designers – signifying that it’s reached the end stages of its development.
Even one level designer claims to have finished Thief 4‘s final level – although this doesn’t mean much as game development is rarely linear.
A job listing on the Eidos Montreal careers page does reveal that a next-generation action adventure game is in development, and it mentions Thief tropes like “player choice” and “stealth”.
In the end who knows what’s going on, on the project. It’s been in development for four years, and yet only a whisper has been shown except for one snippet that was leaked from a potential game trailer.
Only time, or a word from Square-Enix – that’ll probably be a ‘no comment’ – can tell.