ramping up the continuation of another vaunted PC game franchise, with Thief 4.
It's apropos that Eidos should follow-up a new Deux Ex game with a new Thief. Both series were dealt a death-blow at nearly the same time in the early-to-mid 2000's with mediocre third entires. Thief: Deadly Shadows was slightly more redeeming that the disastrous Deus Ex: Invisible War, but still seemed dumbed down from the soaring heights of previous efforts.
At any rate, a lot of the Thief series' thunder has been stolen by UbiSoft's towering Assassin's Creed games, especially Assassin's Creed II. It's hard to see how Eidos can possibly top that classic, but who knows? They might just be able to swipe the crown.