Quake remaster out now for PC, consoles with the new expansion
Bethesda Softworks has released a remastered version on Thursday of Quake, and the iconic first-person shooter id Software was created 25 years ago. The new Quake version includes enhanced visuals and cross-platform play.
Remastered Quake is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. It is also playable via backward compatibility with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The new version will be available for free on PC, Steam, and Bethesda Launcher to Quake users who have an existing copy.
Players can expect better lighting and models, dynamic shadows and motion blur, as well as anti-aliasing. Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails has also composed the game’s score. The standard Quake package now includes the expansion packs Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity. Dimension of the Past, a MachineGames-created addon, is also included. More details are available at Bethesda’s announcement.
The original Quake was id’s successor to Doom. It launched in summer 1996. It was also launched as a single-player FPS, but it quickly became a popular multiplayer arena shooter. Between 1997 and 2007, it was followed by four sequels.
Bethesda bought id Software in 2009 and its franchises. However, the only Quake title that has been published since then was 2017’s Quake Champion on Windows PC. It is now a free-to-play game.