It's been five years since the release of the last Thief game, Thief: Deadly Shadows for Xbox and PC, and there was a four year gap in between that game and Thief II: The Metal Age, so a long period of time in between games is not something new for the series.
Read the official press release announcing Thief 4 below:
Eidos-Montreal Announces Development of Newest Title in the Legendary Series
Eidos-Montreal is excited to unveil its previously secret second title in development at the studio, Thief(tm) 4, the next installment in the legendary series.
The original Thief game, Thief: The Dark Project redefined first person gaming and established an entirely new genre of stealth based game play. The critically and commercially acclaimed Thief series has won numerous awards and accolades including GameSpy Hall of Fame, GameSpot Greatest Games of All Time and The Academy of Interactive Arts And Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Character and Story Development.
Eidos-Montreal, which is also currently producing the much anticipated Deus Ex(tm) 3, has recruited the very best core team for the development of Thief 4. The team is comprised of industry veterans who have worked on an incredible collection of AAA titles and who each bring personal expertise in their respective fields.
"We're in the early development stages for Thief 4, but this is an incredibly ambitious and exciting project for Eidos," said Stephane D'Astous, General Manager at Eidos-Montreal. "While it's too early for us to offer any specific game details, right now we are focused on recruiting the very best talent to join the core team at the studio and help us make what we believe will be one of the most exciting games on the market."
Development is under way and the team is looking to recruit the very best talent as production ramps up. If you are a world-class developer looking to join the talented Thief 4 team, visit www.eidosmontreal.com to submit your resume or www.thief4.com to join the community discussion.