Attack of the Fanboy

Eidos Montreal Denies the Rumors of a New Thief Game

by Jose Belmonte


Fans of the Thief series received some shocking news last week, when production company Straight Up Films not only confirmed the creation of a movie adaptation of the franchise, but they also mentioned that a new entry of the videogame series was in development. However, today the head of Eidos Montral has posted a message on Twitter mocking the rumor, inherently denying it.

The tweet by David Anfossi, studio head of Eidos Montreal, features a quick montage of an image of the latest Thief entry and the title “Thief 5”, and the message: “Apparently we’re developing Thief 5 game! So now we have a title… We just have to build a team,a budget… Forget it!”

The tone of the message makes clear that Anfossi is mocking the latest news, saying that the title “Thief 5” has come out even though there is not even a budget or a team assigned to a project like that.

What is even more enlighting is that Straight Up Films themselves have corrected their official description of the film adaptation, erasing the part where they referenced the development of a fifth entry. While the original version read “Widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever created, a fifth sequel is currently in development to be released in step with this motion picture adaptation,” the text has now been changed to “Thief is widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever created.”

So while there does seem to be a movie adaptation in development, the information about a sequel does not seem so reliable. But whay would Straight Up Films write such an obviously mistaken information? In out report from last week, we speculated with the possibility that a new game could be indeed in development, but perhaps it’s a mobile title instead of a full scale sequel. There is also the scenario in which the production company simply wrote the hoax in order to attract as much attention as possible on their project.

In any case we will stay alert for any possible news.

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