Thankfully, Eidos and Square Enix have decided not to call the game THI4F, as originally rumoured, but yes — everything is true, and the simply-titled Thief will hit your PC and next-gen consoles in 2014.
Not much is yet revealed about the game, but what we do know comes from — as usual — a GameInformer exclusive.
Stealth-gaming site Sneaky Bastards has done a great run-down of all the information released so far, as well as multiple screen grabs and speculative thoughts. It seems that Garrett is returning almost exactly as we knew him, in the same gear and with the same stealth-based options, although a new vision-mode makes a brief appearance where lootable and usable objects are highlighted in a pale blue.
“There is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change,” writes GameInformer. “The City is broiling with social tension as it is ravaged by a plague and lorded over by a political tyrant known as the Baron.”
This is a big project for Eidos and Square Enix to take on, but Human Revolution proved that they have a pretty solid idea of what they’re doing. Fingers crossed!