Even the development of Thief has been sneaky. Originally announced in 2009 as “Thief 4” for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, Eidos Montreal began to take their time with the sequel, and it was revealed earlier this year that work on the game had moved to the PS4 and Xbox One. But now, Eidos Montreal Community Manager Adam Badke and Senior Producer Stephane Roy have confirmed that Thief will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
The news comes via the latest episode of the EM Community video series and Roy talked a bit about the cross-generation challenges of Thief’s development: “No doubt we have to change it a little bit. The next-gen is just much more powerful. So we have to adapt our strategy of how to make it happen on current-gen.”
But these challenges won’t change the release date for the PS3/Xbox 360 version as the game will be released for all platforms (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) simultaneously. And the PS3/Xbox 360 version won’t be an outside port either as Eidos Montreal is keeping development in house.
Thief will sneak into stores sometime in 2014.