Why is Square Enix dishonouring the essence of so many series?

Comments 11
at 04:24pm April 9 2014
Thief review

Since its acquisition of Eidos in 2009, Square Enix has become the custodian of several cherished series. So it has gone about rebooting and revising them in recent years, with varying degrees of success. Each new game superficially appears to understand its lineage, but close inspection reveals the results of misjudged tampering. At least Eidos Montreal…

Thief review

Comments 3
at 02:00pm February 24 2014
Thief review

Late on in Thief’s campaign, we find ourselves escaping a burning, building-lined bridge. It’s a well-directed sequence that shows off both the game’s beautifully rendered world and its free-flowing Assassin’s Creed-style parkour. Halfway across, however, we must squeeze through a tight gap between fallen masonry, lifting a beam out of the way as we trace…

Thief, Eidos Montreal’s carefully balanced bid to revive a genre originator

Comments 1
at 12:00pm January 31 2014
Thief 3

Pity any developer that admits its desire to make a cherished series more accessible. FromSoftware fell foul of this loaded term, and now Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot has snagged on the furrowed brows of series fans. Thief, like Dark Souls, is synonymous with challenge, but Eidos stresses it has no intention of dumbing down Garrett’s…

How Eidos Montreal is reviving high-stakes series and defying accepted industry working practices

Comments 0
at 03:59pm July 23 2013
Deus Ex: Human Revolution review

Our profile of the Thief and Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer.

Thief gets new pre-E3 trailer

Comments 2
at 03:28pm June 7 2013
Thief Xbox One

Eidos Montreal gives us a fresh glimpse of its next-gen exclusive ahead of its E3 showing.

Eidos Montreal confirms Thief for Xbox One

Comments 0
at 10:32am May 22 2013
Thief Xbox One

New stealth reboot is coming to Microsoft’s new console; more to come at E3, says studio.

Eidos Montreal’s Thief: a respectful remastering somewhere between sequel and reboot

Comments 1
at 12:30pm April 26 2013

Our time with the new Thief game reveals a next gen exclusive carefully balancing continuity and reinvention.

Rebooting Thief: it’s not just about more polygons, says Eidos Montreal

Comments 1
at 01:42pm April 5 2013

Producer Stephane Roy explains why Garrett is going next-gen in the next Thief game.

Thief gallery: New assets released for Eidos Montreal’s reboot

Comments 0
at 03:07pm April 4 2013

More fresh images from the forthcoming PC and next-gen console title.

Square Enix allows first Thief trailer out of the shadows

Comments 0
at 01:07pm April 2 2013

Garrett springs into action as the darkness of The City.

View Archive