Thief Getting Classic Homage Mission as Pre-Order DLC

The upcoming reboot for the Thief franchise is getting mission as an homage to the bank heist in Thief II, but it’s pre-order DLC. It doesn’t exactly help to boost the image of a game that people are already holding out on due to skepticism by making it have DLC on day one.

This kind of thing always makes me a little sad inside, I for one was excited to see where this game went, but now? I still am, but I can’t help but feel a little worse about it. Pre-order DLC shouldn’t be a thing as it usually isn’t anything substantial, therefore, why not include said DLC in the main game? I can normally let it pass when it’s a mere costume for my characters to wear in-game, but cutting a whole mission just to boost pre-orders is just the worst. Especially one of this magnitude, a mission that only Thief veterans will understand the reference. I can’t help but feel that it should be included in the main game just for the fan service. But that’s just my opinion.

Thief is coming to current-gen consoles, next-gen, and PC on February 25th, 2014.