I've read much about the new Thief game on TTLG, and here, and i can't help myself. I think even if they would have made the game compliant to the old Thief games, the Thief community is pretty strict upon what is right and what not for a Thief game. For example, for me, Thief Deadly Shadows also was a real Thief game, which had most if not everything the "classic" Thief games made enjoyable. But it got a pretty harsh bashing on TTLG, for example people thought the control was a mess (it wasn't really, i think people didn't get that the character first moves his head, and then moves his body when you look around), or were complaining about some missing movement options (which is also pretty much nonsense, every movement of 2 also was there in Thief 3). Anyway, i think the game dev's wouldn't have made themselves a favour with taking on the complete Thief's lore, because 1. New players won't know about it anyway and 2. They can only lose that way, if i take a look at all the reactions and the bashing it got over on TTLG when there weren't even facts available about the actual gameplay. Not sure, maybe they would have done better to do a comnpletely new game, so people don't expect the 4th remix of the same old thing, which honestly it would be, if you don't change the game dynamics.
Personally, i look forward to the new Thief, even though i hardly will be able to play it on this old machine... probably time for a new PC soon.
The gameplay videos gace me at least the typical sneaky stealth Thief feeling, i first felt a bit overwhelmded by the visuals, as it is nowadays, they have to exaggerate on that a bit, but you get used to it when you focus on the important stuff. Also i believe they made some senseful additions to the gameplay, which should make looking for the favored way of doing things interesting.