News: Eidos Montreal studio founder Stephane D’Anstous isn’t happy with just one great game under his belt, as he wants Thief 4 to be even better than Deus Ex: Human Revolution, saying “we don’t want to be seen as a one trick pony”.
Eidos Montreal don’t want to be seen as a one trick pony, meaning Stephane D’Anstous will not be using Deus Ex: Human Revolution-inspired technology to replace his head with that of his favourite steed, despite rumours pointing to the contrary.
“The success of Deus Ex put two things in perspective for us; our second game needs to be as good or better as Deus Ex, and it gave a lot of credibility to the studio,” said D’Anstous, in an interview with OXM. “If the studio decides on certain actions, our head office now listens to us a lot more. Putting a successful game under your belt brings more confidence and credibility, and less red tape.
“We don’t want to be seen as a one trick pony. The second game has good staff working on it and we’re putting a lot of attention to reach and surpass what we achieved with Deus Ex… We will be able to be a little more communicative later on, hopefully before the year’s end. Right now, Thief is our priority and we’re putting everything behind it to make sure it’s as successful as our first game.”
I’m slightly dissapointed D’Anstous didn’t expand on the pony quote. He could’ve channeled the spirit of Stuart Baggs, and started going on about how Thief 4 will feature a thousand ponies, all with a thousand unique tricks, all galloping silently through a dark and shadowy field. He’s going to have to work on his smooth-talking if he ever wants to be Alan Sugar’s pal. Which probably isn’t the case, unless they want to team up and make that horse’s head on a man rumour a reality.