I see you have a question mark there which says you don't know but I don't know why you're sighing. I don't think any of those three things have been confirmed as being in the next game.
I think a modern day setting is pretty unlikely. I think a console version is very likely but that doesn't *have* to be a bad thing so I won't get upset over it until I have a real reason to be upset. And I don't really care about third person. As long as I can play in first person, I don't think it makes much of a difference. Yeah, a few of the mechanics in TDS were less than optimal because of the "body awareness" for the third person but I thought that was relatively minor.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...there's a 1% chance this game will be decent, and live up to the original Thief games, but there's a 99% chance it's going to be another crappy title brought about in an attempt to resurrect a series.
Jack Nicholson is the only man alive that can make dancing to Prince, scary.
You know, I don't understand why people get so upset over DRM. I don't particularly like it on principle and I'm not sure that it accomplishes what it's supposed to but nevertheless not once out of the hundred or so games I've played (most of which have some form of copy protection) has it ever given me any problems whatsoever other than forcing me to stick a CD in my drive or activate it over the internet. I've never had installation problems. I've never had activation problems. It's never screwed up or crashed my computer. I've never had to contact customer support over it. I've never had trouble re-downloading DLC (although the vast majority of my games I have on physical media).
Perhaps my experience in unusual but I can't get upset over something that's never been negative to me.