First Thief footage comes to light


Thief is out of the shadows; here’s our Thief review.

“Set your watches taffers” an excited Adam Badke notes on Eidos-Montréal’s blog. Adam is talking about the new Thief; Eidos is preparing to lift the shadows on the game come April 2nd. And with that tease, comes the first footage, featuring our first glimpse of Garrett.

Adam, Community Manager at Eidos-Montréal’s up and coming Thief reboot, had a few words to the fans:

“For a while now, we’ve wanted to find a way to give our dedicated fans a little something, a look, a taste, a tease of what’s to come. Fans have been asking, but we’ve not always been able to share as much with you as we’ve wanted. And, that hasn’t stopped Thief fans flocking to the forums in droves, filling the boards with the same type of excitement and anticipation that can only be found on the studio floor here at Eidos-Montréal.”

“And speaking of the team at Eidos-Montréal, it’s no small feat for a group of such creative people to be kept away, working in the shadows for so long. As many artists will testify, the most rewarding part of the creative process is being able to share your work with your audience and finally see their reaction. It’s the very fuel that drives and feeds the creative spirit.”

“Today, the shadows are lifting. As a small token of appreciation from the Thief team to you – our patient and dedicated fans (especially those of you on the Official Thief forums!) – we’ve been able to arrange something very special to share with you all. Something I know you’ve been wanting, and something the whole team is excited to share with you.”

Here’s the preview.

It’s not much, but it represents a whole lot more than just a teaser, “The coolest thing about this video is that it was completely captured in-engine, in real time.” said Burke. “And YES, I can confirm that what you’re seeing is Garrett’s actual 3D mesh that is used in the game.”

There’s more coming. Keep your eyes and ears open for more Thief news next week.