XboxEra’s Nick “Shpeshal_Nick” Baker shared rumors a few months back suggesting that id Software was developing a new Quake title in collaboration with Wolfenstein studio MachineGames. There appears to some major truth to that.
As spotted by XboxEra before it was taken down, Bethesda shared a schedule for its upcoming Quakecon event that confirmed the Quake franchise would be making its grand return courtesy of MachineGames. Jerk Gustafsson, one of the studio’s founders, will be discussing a “revitalized edition” of the game during a “Let’s talk Quake” event regarding the series’ iconic legacy.
This seems to indicate that Baker’s sources were correct. According to Baker’s original report, the new Quake game will feature a female protagonist unlike the earlier titles, which starred male Rangers (the 1996 original was voiced by Trent Reznor, who also provided the soundtrack for the first Quake). The implication is that the new Quake game will definitely feature a campaign mode in addition to multiplayer.
The last Quake game that was released was 2017’s Quake Champions. Developed by id Software and Saber Interactive, Quake Champions saw a return to the fast-paced Arena gameplay that defined the original Quake games and catapulted them to popularity.
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.
Source: Xbox Era