For those who are unaware, Quake is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996. It is the first game in the series of many Quake-based games. Fans of the series are up for some exciting news as the game’s remaster has been launched today! Here is all we know about it.
25 years after its release, Quake 1996 has been remastered for the latest consoles. Up until now, the game was available to play on PC, Nintendo 64 (RIP since 2002), and Sega Saturn (RIP since 2000). Now in a surprising new revelation, developers released the Quake Remaster for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Apart from this, it will soon be arriving on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which will make it accessible on every existing gaming platform (except mobile devices).
Earlier there were some rumors for the same but no on actually paid much attention to them. But today at Bethesda has confirmed the rumors and announced the remaster for every existing platform. This really is a great 25th-anniversary surprise for anyone who calls themselves a fan of the Quake series.
Quake remaster is now available on Steam and Microsoft Store for $10. The players who already own the original game on Steam, Xbox Game Pass or Bethesda, can upgrade it for free. Those who do not own it, now have a chance to experience this classic game in all its glory. Quake Remaster comes with the following new features:
- It comes with 4K and widescreen resolution support, enhanced models, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing, and depth of field.
- Quake Remaster has also received a new theme song from Trent Reznor, who composed the original soundtrack.
- The remaster includes both of the original’s DLC packs, namely, the Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity.
- Two new expansion packs called Dimension of the Machine and Dimension of the Past. They have been developed by MachineGames, the developers of the modern Wolfenstein games.
- The Quake Remaster’s story campaigns can be played in 4-player co-op locally and online. Also, the versus multiplayer in the game supports 4 players locally and 8 online, with dedicated servers.
We can now also expect Quake II and some of the other games in the series to get remastered as well. That aside, a rumor for Quake reboot is also in the air right now. Well, we will know how true that is in the upcoming months.
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