Tired of Quick Time Events? They’re No Longer in Thief

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Are you tired of quick time events in video games? What was once an innovation is now easily just an annoyance to gamers, and Thief developer Eidos Montreal has acknowledged this in a Developer Q&A regarding new elements in the game.

This confirmation comes after their announcement of said quick time events, at the E3 expo earlier this year, despite Eidos saying the QTE’s themselves weren’t frequent. You can see their post regarding QTE’s below:

“Given the strong reactions it evoked in the press and the community, it was an easy decision to do away with [quick time events] entirely. So we’re not doing it. No quick time.”

In the same post, the Eidos also reiterated that stealth is still important to the new Thief game. Upgrades and the Focus meter will work in tandem with stealing in the game, moreso over action and combat.

Brandon Orselli


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