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Thief reboot has no competitive multiplayer, uses Unreal Engine 3


Eidos Montreal's Thief reboot, which was recently unveiled in last month's GameInformer magazine, has been confirmed to run on Unreal Engine 3 and not 4 as many expected and will not have any sort of competitive multiplayer.

Speaking with Eurogamer at a recent preview event in Montreal, Eidos Montreal's producer Stephane Roy stated that "Right now, let's say competitive multiplayer, like the example you just gave us - Tomb Raider - there is no plan for that,"

"We are looking to see if there is maybe a challenge mode with some online component, but I'm going to be very honest with you - our main goal with this team is to give you the best single-player experience, just to bring back this franchise, to convince you we're part of the future and not something holding onto the past. It's really demanding, so I don't want to see my team wasting any energy... I want to see them focusing on that."

At the same event, Roy told VideoGamer about the use of Unreal Engine 3 being implemented in the 2014 title. ""Keep in mind when we started, Unreal 4 was [still in] development" continuing that "Light and shadow gameplay is amazingly important on our side so we worked very hard to boost the rendering aspect of the engine, how to deal with the light. So I think it's a question of flexibility. With Unreal it's possible to do it. So yes, it's Unreal 3, but [there are] some modifications."

Thief will be available on Playstation 4, PC and other next generation platforms in 2014.

Edited On 04 Apr, 2013

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PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Ugh... I was really hoping we'd see the last of UE3 with the end of this generation of consoles.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
No tacked on Multiplayer sounds good to me
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
But without tacked on multiplayer how am I supposed to play it after I finish the story once?
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
No competitive MP is great, a challenge mode like Hitman could be cool though. A bit disappointed in unreal 3 use though. it's a pretty poor engine for the most part. Depends on how heavily they modify it!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I agree a mode like Contracts mode would be great also considering they choose the Unreal 3 Engine must mean they are pretty confidant on what they can achieve with it. [*^_^*]>"
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
true, but the limitations that it suffers will only show up worse on next gen machines don't you think? There are heavily modified versions of the engine that look great, but I don't think U3 can feed the expectations of next gen gamers
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
[.>_<.] True but most people will be getting it for PC anyway and with the mods that will be available after release could make up for the short comings but I agree it does sound a bit lazy saying that it's going to be on UE3 and not UE4 (I don't know what my point is so don't judge me!)
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Play it on a harder difficulty Johno :P
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Or make and play your own challenge run
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Louis 4 years ago
Bring back Stephen Russell to voice Garrett
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Not sure that most will buy on PC is accurate to be honest mate. Unless it stays PC exclusive, I not think any multiplatform game has been majority PC, unless you're looking at Red Alert 3
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm mainly talking about how the all the Thief games is the series bar Deadly Shadows since it was on the Xbox are PC exclusives
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0000000000 4 years ago
i think with the success of bioshock having no tacked on multiplayer is great in my eyes, games like this dont need MP so why throw it in :D i cant wait for this its going to be a top game i know it!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Any the universal panning of the Tomb Raider MP don't forget that
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
And (I really need to proof read)
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
No multiplayer for a predominantly single player experience? what's the world coming too?
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Robichoico 4 years ago
It's just that they're being lazy about it. When they just slap on a Multiplayer or a Single Player it shows. Luigi's Mansion is a game I never thought would ever see Multiplayer. But it's got online. And is pretty damn well.

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