Thief Goes Gold, Gets New Trailer

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Stephane Roy, Producer at Eidos Montréal, announced via Playstation Blog this morning that Thief has gone gold, confirming their February 25th US release. Regarding the news, Roy went on to state, “I’m particularly proud of all the efforts the team has made to honor the history of the franchise while remaining connected to the gamers of today. This is something that our studio Eidos-Montréal achieved first with our previous game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”

If you’ve been with the series since the beginning and have concerns over this latest iteration, Roy attempts to assuage your fears – “Fans of the original Thief will be relieved to find the ingredients that made it one of the most respected franchises in the industry. The game doesn’t take gamers for idiots, it’s far from easy, and you can complete it without killing a single enemy or even being seen.”

Of course, the game has been modernized with some added features, but these are fully optional to configure within the game. Says Roy, “We respect players. I know it sounds like empty pandering, but we really do take it to heart. We’ve given you a huge amount of options to customize your experience to enable you to play exactly as you prefer. You want the most complete immersion possible? We let you remove any clutter from the screen: the interface, the reticle, any visual indicator that isn’t part of the game world.”

To celebrate this news, a new six minute long trailer was released as well. It does a great job detailing what fans – both newcomers and hardcore veterans alike – can look forward to.

If you plan on purchasing the PC version, these are the specs you’ll need:

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista with platform update
CPU: High-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250
DirectX: DirectX 10
HDD/SSD: 20 GB

Recommended Specs:
OS: Windows 7 or 8
CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU
RAM: 4+ GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD/SSD: 20 GB

I fully plan on playing this game on PC, and you can look forward to my review. I’m happy to see the recommended GPU is a 660. While not surprising, it is nevertheless great to see more and more demanding system requirements – great news for innovation and progress. I for one am eagerly looking forward to this game. Even though I am new to the franchise, I can’t wait to play this game as a ghost and with all aids turned off (Splinter Cell Blacklist perfectionist mode anyone?).

Thief is out on February 25th on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. See you in The City…or maybe not since this is a stealth game…I’m going to go now.

Image courtesy of PC Gamer.

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