Quake Remaster Out Now, Includes 4K Visuals, Crossplay, New Content and Mods, More

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Update: A new enhanced and remastered version of the original Quake, developed by Nightdive Studios, is available now. While it largely stays true to the original game, it includes a host of new features, including 4K visuals, widescreen, updated online functionality with crossplay, built-in mod support, and more. You can also expect new content, in the form of an expansion pack created by Wolfenstein developer MachineGames. Check out a trailer for the polished up Quake, below.

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Here are all the features you can expect from the newly-remastered Quake:

  •  Experience the Original Game, Enhanced - Enjoy the original, authentic version of Quake, now with up to 4K and widescreen resolution support, enhanced models, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field, the original, atmospheric soundtrack and theme song by Trent Reznor, and more. There’s never been a better time to play Quake.
  • Play the Dark Fantasy Campaign - You are Ranger, a warrior armed with a powerful arsenal of weapons. Fight corrupted knights, deformed ogres and an army of twisted creatures across four dark dimensions of infested military bases, ancient medieval castles, lava-filled dungeons and gothic cathedrals in search of the four magic runes. Only after you have collected the runes will you hold the power to defeat the ancient evil that threatens all of humanity.
  • Get the Original & New Expansion Packs - 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.”
  • Discover the All-New “Dimension of the Machine” Expansion - In the deepest depths of the labyrinth lies the core of lava and steel known only as The Machine. Crusade across time and space against the forces of evil to bring together the lost runes, power the dormant machine, and open the portal hiding the greatest threat to all known worlds—destroy it...before it destroys us all.
  • Enjoy Online & Local Multiplayer and Co-op - 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 dedicated server support for online matchmaking and peer-to-peer support for custom matches.
  • Download Additional, Free Mods & Missions - Expand your experience with free, curated, fan-made and official mods and missions such as Quake 64, which is available to download and play now. More fan-made and official mods and missions coming soon.
  • Play together With Crossplay - Play the campaign and all expansion packs cooperatively or go toe-to-toe in multiplayer matches with your friends regardless of platform! Crossplay is supported among PC (controller-enabled), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
  • Get the “original” and “enhanced” Versions - Play whichever version of Quake you prefer. Ownership of Quake gives you access to Quake (Original), the fully-moddable, untouched version of the game that has been available for years , and Quake (Enhanced), the recently released version of the game with improved visuals, curated add-ons, enhanced multiplayer support, crossplay, controller support, and more.

Original Story: In recent days evidence has emerged that Bethesda has big plans for the Quake franchise, and now another juicy clue has dropped. Today, the ESRB posted a new rating for Quake, which will apparently be coming to PC and all current and next-gen consoles. While the ESRB doesn’t state it outright, it seems likely this is a modernized port of the original Quake, similar to the Doom Classics Bethesda and id Software released back in 2019.

Eagle-eyed fans on the Quake subreddit have also noticed that the game’s Steam beta branch has also been updated, further hinting something is going on.

For those who haven’t been keeping up, the QuakeCon 2021 schedule let slip that a “revitalized edition” of Quake is coming, with Wolfenstein developer MachineGames having some involvement in the project.

Quake is back, in this special stream John Linneman from Digital Foundry talks to Jerk Gustafsson of Machine Games about the title's iconic legacy and what it meant to both of them. The pair will also discuss the additional content Machine Games have contributed to this revitalized edition.

The revitalized Quake is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. Native Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions are, which will include 4K/120fps support, are “coming soon.”

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Nintendo Switch
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