Stealing “sets me free in the night,” says new Garrett in the E3 trailer for Thief, taking a far more romantic view of his vocation than old Garrett, who stole things because he had rent to pay and as I recall mused more than once about making a big score and getting out of the business. And that’s not the only thing that appears to have changed; he’s also rocking a very funky robo-bow and seems far more willing to charge in and bust heads to get what he wants.
This is all just a teaser, of course, designed to stoke interest rather than show off what the game will actually be like, and dodging crossbow bolts in mid-air is far more visually exciting than, say, skulking in the shadows for 15 minutes mentally mapping out a guard’s route. I do find it a little concerning that there’s still no gameplay on display, however, especially since this is the E3 trailer – the big one, in other words. Thief has never been a particularly easy game to show off but we already know it’s coming, so isn’t it about time we got a proper look behind the curtain?
Thief is being developed for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. No release date has been set.