According to a report today from VG 24/7, Thief developer Eidos Montreal has faith in its reboot that it will live up to the standards of the series despite negative gamer feedback about the title thus far.
In an interview with OXM, Thief producer Joe Khoury said Eidos has experiences some “fan resistance” over the reboot, but hopes that the developer will be satisfied after the game’s release in February when they overcome that resistance.
“I think there are a lot of optimistically curious people just as there are some fans who don’t know the full extent of what we’re doing, so for sure they’re basing their impressions on the little information that they have, and that’s concerning for them,” Khoury said.
Eidos hasn’t shown its hand quite yet in terms of Thief, Khoury said, believing when the game hits the street it will alleviate all concerns from the series’ fans.
“We’re looking forward to that day,” Khoury said. “Right now the team’s working so hard to bring the game to where it is, taking into consideration everything that everybody’s saying.”
Khoury said he hopes people in a decade look back at this iteration of the series and talk about “what they remember from this Thief in comparison to the first Thief.”
Thief will hit shelves for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PS3 and PC on Feb. 25 in North America and on Feb. 28 in Europe and Japan.