It’s been 25 years since the first-person shooter game Quake was released. To celebrate, it has been re-released as a remaster for current-gen platforms. Players can get the enhanced version of the original game for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. The game is also available through backwards compatibility for Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Players who already own Quake on Steam or Bethesda Launcher will receive the enhanced version as a free download.
Originally released on June 22, 1996, Quake was a first-person shooter game with dark fantasy elements. It had a gothic and medieval style complete with monsters, caves and dungeons. It was first released for PC, and later released on Mac, Sega Saturn, and Nintendo 64. The original Quake was developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive (now Atari, Inc.). Quake was credited for being ground-breaking, inspiring other retro-style FPS games. It was particularly popular for its multiplayer functions. Quake was also notable at the time for the way it allowed players to maneuver through the game. Players could jump unnaturally high, move while jumping, and stop and start moving suddenly. Movement was unrealistic, but that’s why players loved it.
The re-release of Quake not only brings players the original game, but also several enhancements and improvements. The graphics have been updated with better lighting, shadow system, and new models, as well as updated maps. The original Quake expansion packs, Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity, are also included with the re-release. You’ll also get a brand-new episode, Dimension of the Machine, created specially by MachineGames for the 25th anniversary. The remaster also includes an online multiplayer feature, complete with split-screen, cross-over play, and various modes such as co-op and deathmatches.
There are a few things to note about the Quake remaster. For PC, you need Windows 10 operating system to play. If you own the original Quake, you will not be able to carry over your saves to the enhanced version. In order to access online multiplayer and any add-ons, you’ll need a Bethesda.net account. Across all platforms, Quake will run at 60FPS, with a resolution of 1080p or 720p, depending on the platform. It will also support 4K resolution.
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