"I noticed that when I asked several directors about the original mandate, there was no clear answer," he explained
But...but...the game's called Thief! It's all there in the title. Surely the mandate should be to make a game, you know, about being a thief!?
Joking aside, I'm excited for this despite struggling to get into the previous titles. Not that I didn't enjoy them, just didn't feel compelled to get past the first few levels. Was slightly disappointed by Thief 3 in that it was hub-based rather than fully open world.