By John Walker on December 20th, 2013 at 9:00 am.
New Thief trailer = new Thief worries? Well, the worry here would be a complete lack of any in-game footage, this close to the game’s next delay of its release date. Although we do learn that the game is apparently about a rat who must escape from some newspaper clippings.
The game is currently set for an ocean-based staggered release from the 25th to the 28th of February, giving Eidos Montreal another two months in which to announce its next slip. Accompanying today’s new trailer is a “factsheet”, which rather troublingly chooses to list the release date as simply “2014”. It’s not clear if this is Gregorian 2014, or perhaps the Saka calendar’s in 79 years time. We also learn that it features unprecedented immersion!
UNPRECEDENTED IMMERSION Become one with the world thanks to ground-breaking visual elements and a truly tactile and visceral first-person experience. THIEF™ delivers unprecedented immersion through sights, sounds and artificial intelligence.
“immersion”, “visual”, “tactile”, “visceral”
Oh gawd, I so desperately hope they can pull this one out of the bag. In the last few months they’ve announced more about what they’re taking out of the game, than what they’re putting in. XP went in October, QTEs went in November, both possibly good news, but also indicative of a team not fully in control of their vision for the game. A game that wasn’t too impressive when we played it back in June.
But there were similar worries ahead of Deus Ex: HR, and boss-fights aside, that proved to be a rather good game. So I cling to that, because I enormously want more Thief, and I would love it so much if this delivers that.