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Thief PC version 'isn't just a copy' of the console versions, says producer

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The Windows PC version of Eidos Montreal's Thief reboot won't be just a console port of the console versions, according to producer Stephane Roy.

Speaking with Strategy Informer, Roy said Thief on PC will be tailored to the interface, as gameplay using a keyboard and mouse requires a different of support. Roy said the development team considers the PC version to be "extremely important."

"Just playing Thief with a keyboard and mouse [is] different so we must make sure we support that well," he said. "For making the PC version we think like a PC gamer, for consoles it's a different type of beast. It's one of our goals to make sure that the PC version isn't just a copy of the console version."

Roy also noted that the reboot is not a prequel or sequel to the original Thief games, but Eidos Montreal's interpretation of the series.

"We want to give some homage to previous games, but if you compare this to what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman franchise — it's still the same main character, still the same Bruce Wayne, but on the other hand it looks completely different to what's gone before, different costume, and no Adam West!" he said. "That's the type of thing we're aiming to go for."

Thief is currently in development for next-generation consoles and PC, and is slated for release in 2014.