Thief Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360

Thief Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360

Eidos Montreal has confirmed its stealth franchise reboot will have a home on both current and next-gen consoles.

Thief is one of those properties that elicits strong memories from its fans. Considered in its heyday to be one the premier stealth franchises, Eidos has been working hard on a new entry to reboot the series and bring it back for audiences old and new alike. Up until now however, the new game, simply titled Thief, has only been confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PCs. Today, however, Eidos Montreal revealed that gamers won't have to invest in next-gen hardware to play the game.

"It's official! Thief is now confirmed for PS3 and Xbox 360 - in addition to PC, PS4 and Xbox One! And, as importantly, the game will ship for ALL platforms simultaneously," said Adam Badke, community manager for Eidos Montreal. While gamers can most likely expect the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions to lack some of the visual luster of their Xbox One and PS4 counterparts, gameplay differences should be minimal. "While the visual quality that PCs and next-generation consoles are capable of is obviously impressive, it's important to know that Thief's core gameplay experience will be the same across all platforms."

While this is clearly good news for fans of stealth games, it's honestly not an announcement that feels all that surprising. Cross-generation versions of games, especially in the early years of a new console's life cycle have been fairly common in the past. The PS2, for instance, continued to see get new versions of games well after the release of the PS3. Since it will probably take time for the PS4 and Xbox One's user bases to grow, we wouldn't be surprised to see other games go cross-generational in the future.

Source: Eidos Montreal

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Welp, it's official. Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs and Thief are coming to the 360, which means that I now have no reason to buy a next-gen console.

Diegolomac:
Welp, it's official. Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs and Thief are coming to the 360, which means that I now have no reason to buy a next-gen console.

You never had one to begin with.

This pleases me.

CrossLOPER:

Diegolomac:
Welp, it's official. Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs and Thief are coming to the 360, which means that I now have no reason to buy a next-gen console.

You never had one to begin with.

Speak for yourself.
Kingdom Hearts 3. I want that game so bad. I'm sick of half-hearted spin-offs. Though Birth by Sleep was pretty good, it's no substitute for a proper sequel.

I have long since stopped caring about this. The franchise is in the hands of people who don't understand it and are only interested in increasing its mass market appeal, so I am no longer interested. Even my rage has burned itself out, leaving only the ashes of disappointment.

But I'll always have Thief 2 and now I have a patch that lets it play on modern computers, so I'm good.

RJ Dalton:
I have long since stopped caring about this. The franchise is in the hands of people who don't understand it and are only interested in increasing its mass market appeal, so I am no longer interested. Even my rage has burned itself out, leaving only the ashes of disappointment.

But I'll always have Thief 2 and now I have a patch that lets it play on modern computers, so I'm good.

Shot in the dark here, but do you have any mods to recommend for Thief 2? I haven't played it in ages and got it on GOG yesterday. You seem like someone in the know :)

dakkster:

RJ Dalton:
I have long since stopped caring about this. The franchise is in the hands of people who don't understand it and are only interested in increasing its mass market appeal, so I am no longer interested. Even my rage has burned itself out, leaving only the ashes of disappointment.

But I'll always have Thief 2 and now I have a patch that lets it play on modern computers, so I'm good.

Shot in the dark here, but do you have any mods to recommend for Thief 2? I haven't played it in ages and got it on GOG yesterday. You seem like someone in the know :)

There's this: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

...and this: http://www.thiefmissions.com/

You will need this: http://www.potterdevelopments.org.uk/fm/main.pl

Denamic:

CrossLOPER:

Diegolomac:
Welp, it's official. Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs and Thief are coming to the 360, which means that I now have no reason to buy a next-gen console.

You never had one to begin with.

Speak for yourself.
Kingdom Hearts 3. I want that game so bad. I'm sick of half-hearted spin-offs. Though Birth by Sleep was pretty good, it's no substitute for a proper sequel.

You want to pay 400$ to play one game?

I'll probably pick up Thief for PS3 when it's super crazy dirt cheap in a year or so.
Ya know, just to see.

dakkster:

RJ Dalton:
I have long since stopped caring about this. The franchise is in the hands of people who don't understand it and are only interested in increasing its mass market appeal, so I am no longer interested. Even my rage has burned itself out, leaving only the ashes of disappointment.

But I'll always have Thief 2 and now I have a patch that lets it play on modern computers, so I'm good.

Shot in the dark here, but do you have any mods to recommend for Thief 2? I haven't played it in ages and got it on GOG yesterday. You seem like someone in the know :)

I actually haven't played many thief mods, as I never figured out how to run them. Well, I probably could have, but I was too lazy to bother.
But you could check out Thief: The Dark Wiki. They have contests for mod building and a page somewhere that links to lots of mods.
Also, there's Thief 2X. It's not so much a mod as a whole new game that uses the Thief 2 engine and AI and is set in the Thief universe. You play as a woman named Zaya who becomes a thief after a smuggling guild murders her family. It's not perfect, but it's really good and features 13 or 14 new missions to play. And you don't have to set it up like a regular mod. You can just download an installer and run it like an original game.
http://www.thief2x.com/ for the link.

CrossLOPER:
There's this: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

...and this: http://www.thiefmissions.com/

You will need this: http://www.potterdevelopments.org.uk/fm/main.pl

RJ Dalton:
I actually haven't played many thief mods, as I never figured out how to run them. Well, I probably could have, but I was too lazy to bother.
But you could check out Thief: The Dark Wiki. They have contests for mod building and a page somewhere that links to lots of mods.
Also, there's Thief 2X. It's not so much a mod as a whole new game that uses the Thief 2 engine and AI and is set in the Thief universe. You play as a woman named Zaya who becomes a thief after a smuggling guild murders her family. It's not perfect, but it's really good and features 13 or 14 new missions to play. And you don't have to set it up like a regular mod. You can just download an installer and run it like an original game.
http://www.thief2x.com/ for the link.

Awesome, thanks!

Kewl so I won't have to shell out 400 bucks.

 

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