17 Minutes of Gameplay Footage From the PC Version of Thief

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Thief fans, here is something for you today. The developers and publishers have released a new video for THIEF, featuring 17 minutes of gameplay footage for its highly anticipated PC version. This pure, unedited, uncommented play-through gives you a ‘black and white’ preview of what you can expect to see when released at the end of this month (February 2014).

The play-through, according to the THIEF Youtube page, was recorded on a PC with fully optimized AMD hardware, so the performance is currently unknown on Nvidia orientated machines. For the ones who are interested, the specs were:

CPU: AMD FX 8350
Graphics: AMD RADEON HD 7970
OS: Windows 7

Editors Thoughts:

Looks pretty and would certainly get the heartbeat going; dodging out of peoples sight, pickpocketing and continuously stealing jewellery. However, towards 8 minutes into the play-through, it was a shame to see the ‘guard’ walking around the jewellery cabinets you had just stolen from, not noticing a single item missing. Personally, it would be nice to see a little more ‘dynamic’ (that famous word) environment changes. I.E. If the guard noticed, he’d call other guards in making it more challenging for the player to keep out of sight. Or what about dogs perhaps? Sounds crazy but what about forcing the player to create distractions or even to mask ones scent from bloodhounds? Anyway, I like the idea of having to search behind picture frames for ‘hidden switches’, peeking around corners, zooming from wall to wall to dodge peoples line of sight etc.

What do you think? Like how the development and overall ‘stealth’ theme is being shaped?