Eidos Montreal's Thief sequel is less than three weeks away from release. To kick the hype machine into high gear, Eidos has posted a new trailer in which it says "you will learn everything you need to know" about the game. The clip sets the stage for Thief's story with six minutes worth of cinematics and in-game footage:
I'll stand by what I said about the last chunk of footage that hit YouTube: nothing seems terribly ground-breaking as far as gameplay goes—or graphically, for that matter. Still, more of the same isn't always bad, and Thief could be fun if Eidos Montreal polished everything up nicely.
Thief arrives on February 25 for the PC as well as previous- and next-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles. On the PC, Thief will be the next game to support AMD's Mantle programming interface. Mantle premiered in Battlefield 4 earlier this month, and our benchmarks show that it can cut CPU overhead and boost performance by a fair bit.
|Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre||37|
|be quiet! displays its Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 coolers||19|
|EVGA teases its 2200-W power supply and Z10 keyboard at CES||24|
|Intel acknowledges Haswell and Broadwell reboots after patches||44|
|AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre||24|
|Intel promises speedy exploit patches in its Security-First Pledge||15|
|ECS displays diminutive Liva-series systems at CES||5|
|Intel studies the performance impact of Meltdown fixes||52|
|Sony puts a projector into a table and a speaker into a TV at CES||6|
|I brought balance to the Force meme by making everything +/- 58, sadly it's been ruined now. :(||+10|