Thief 3 Q&A

The Thief 3 Q&A on Computer and Video Games chats with ION Storm's Randy Smith about the upcoming installment in the stealthy Thief series. They discuss various aspects of gameplay, including how the use of the Unreal engine is influencing things:
One of the biggest differences for Thief 3 is that it uses state-of-the-art rendering technology. We've got fully volumetric shadows, which other companies are using now; but as early as two months ago the only companies we knew that were using this were us and id Software.

We try to use the rendering technology for gameplay all the time, so in a room, say, you might have an oven that's casting light. So the fact that any object casts a shadow from any light source means that the player has a lot more control over lighting in Thief 3.
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Shadow volumes
Jun 6, 2003, 19:36
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as early as two months ago the only companies we knew that were using this were us and id Software.

Heh! We shipped a game with shadow volumes last year.

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Jun 6, 2003, 17:15
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They are already trying to get away with not actually calling the game Theif III, which I think is kinda lame. Obviously the game is exactly that, part III. Y'know, with the last one being called Thief II and all...

They wanna drop the III so the console n00bs don't get confused.%)
I'm not likeing that. I mean, c'mon just call it what it is. Thief freaking III

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doot doo doo doot......
Jun 6, 2003, 17:13
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doot doo doo doot...... Jun 6, 2003, 17:13
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....hey, what's that! THIEF!

can't wait....

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w00t!
Jun 6, 2003, 16:45
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Thief 3: Making Snake and Fisher beeyatches!



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Re: Thief 3
Jun 6, 2003, 16:22
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Gimme! Hope they don't fuck it up.


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Re: Thief 3
Jun 6, 2003, 16:11
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Can't wait.

I loved the first one from start to finish. The second was still fun, but by then the engine was really showing its age. It wasn't exactly cutting edge at the time the first one was released but that just goes to show you that great gameplay > pretty graphics.

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Thief 3
Jun 6, 2003, 13:39
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Don't steal this link!!!

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