Posted by : Harish K V Saturday, 27 April 2013
Square Enix has announced a return to the first person stealth based gameplay of days gone by with Thief 4. It is set to continue the series' tradition of first person stealth and actively discouraging combat, just like the previous games. Thief 4 will also add a major new mechanic called Focus. It works like Detective Mode did in the Batman: Arkham games, and highlights scalable walls, extinguishable lights and fingerprints that can be analysed. It also works as a sort of Bullet Time, as you can use it to slow down time while pickpocketing.
The enemy AI can make or break a stealth game, and first few Thief games' AI were revolutionary for their time. Apparently, this game is set to continue the tradition. "Garett's enemies understand the topography of the level and which ares could be useful for hiding. Different NPCs will look for Garrett in different ways," noted AI programmer Eric Martel. Overall, the game sounds very similar to Dishonored, which is unsurprising as the Thief games are cited as some of the biggest inspirations for Dishonored.
Thief 4 is set to be released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and possibly the next-gen consoles in 2014.
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