An Enhanced Version of Quake Has Been Released From QuakeCon

During QuakeCon At Home 2021, Bethesda Softworks dropped a pretty cool announcement as an enhanced version of Quake is available right now. Back in June, the franchise celebrated its 25th Anniversary, but we didn't see much come to light for it and were a bit curious if Bethesda and now new owners Xbox Game Studios had any plans for the IP to mark the occasion. Yesterday when the event kicked off, we found out that they have been working on and released an enhanced version of the original 1996 game. You can get your hands on a copy of the dark fantasy first-person shooter right now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. The game is backward compatible on Xbox Series X|S and PS5, however, those versions will be getting a 4K at 120 FPS upgrade for free down the line. In the meantime, check out the trailer and the notes of what's been enhanced.

An Enhanced Version of Quake Has Been Released From QuakeCon
Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original Quake. Featuring resolutions up to 4K and widescreen resolution support, enhanced models, dynamic and color lightning, anti-aliasing, depth of field, and the original soundtrack and theme song by Trent Reznor. There has never been a better time to relive or experience Quake for the first time.

Fight through the dark fantasy base campaign and expansions in 4-player online or local split-screen co-op, and compete in pure, retro-style combat with support for 8-player (online) or 4-player (local split-screen) matches. Featuring cross-play between all platforms and dedicated server support for online matchmaking and peer-to-peer support for custom matches.

Quake also comes with both original expansion packs: "The Scourge of Armagon" and "Dissolution of Eternity," as well as two expansions developed by the award-winning team at MachineGames: "Dimension of the Past," and the all-new "Dimension of the Machine."

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