Eidos just put up this video after quite a few teases via social networks.
Looks like they'll be revealing their next big thing tomorrow already, instead of waiting for a surprise reveal at E3. Maybe that even means that they're already well into development, rather than having E3 being just about unveiling their project (think: Final Fantasy Versus XIII's E3 presentation in 2006).
They have also dropped tweets like these:
So, what are your expectations for this one?
Honestly, I was not a fan of or impressed by Human Revolution. It had the right ideas and brought the stealth-gameplay back onto the market in ways that I didn't think possible.
However, it suffered in terms of its plot, structure, characters, and character development especially.
Funnily enough, a lot of my criticisms with the main game have been fixed with the Missing Link DLC, and it looked even more polished than the original game, design and graphics-wise. They apparently reworked a lot of the engine, and while I feel very sore about the lack of patches for the PC version, Wii U owners can feel lucky that the whole game uses the improved engine on their platform.
I think that gameplay-wise, they might again not go far enough with their augmentations, but it seems like they took people's criticisms seriously, and will not be outsourcing vital parts of the game (boss battles) again with this next project.
Funnily enough, this might not even be a game, but the rumored movie project - the Human Defiance trademark turned out to be... an april fools joke (and a very good one which I'd love to play if it would ever be made).
Either way, I am curious about this. I'd prefer a game, for obvious reasons, but am a bit worried that Eidos has too much in the pipeline for that, with the Thief reboot having seen quite a bit of trouble already. Still, they're fairly far into Thief's development, so I see no reason why their preproduction on The Fall couldn't have started already.
Anyway, I'm rambling.Share your thoughts on this, and maybe let's kick off a bit of a story discussion.