Another one of those legendary early PC series is about to make a comeback and although the road ahead is long and fraught with peril, the first steps are already being taken. Now that development on Deus Ex: Human Revolution is winding down, Thief 4 will be taking its place, and it’s understandably a hard day for the people who went before.
“For the past four years all the directors on Deus Ex were sitting in the same area, with tons of concept art and design papers all pinned up on the walls… the day we went to take them down all the directors of Thief were sitting in our places. It was a weird day,” recounts art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete. Not was weird as visiting your workplace a week after you’d completely left the company and seeing someone sit at your former desk, that’s for sure.Not that we’ve done that or anything. How’s Thief 4 coming along though? “I cannot say anything about the game apart from that it’ll rock your shorts.”We’ll have our shorts dry-cleaned and pressed for the occasion.