Quake Returns with an Enhanced Re-Release for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

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Quake is officially back. Twenty-five years after the release of the original on June 22, 1996, Bethesda today released an enhanced version of the iconic dark fantasy FPS for PC, Xbox One (including Xbox Game Pass), PS4, and Nintendo Switch. It also includes backward compatibility for Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.

Bethesda’s new enhanced re-release of Quake features a number of welcome upgrades over the arguably outdated-looking original. These include support for resolutions of up to 4K, as well as widescreen support on compatible platforms. Quake fans can also enjoy enhanced models, dynamic lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field, and other visual enhancements.

As for multiplayer, the Quake re-release supports split-screen, online, and cross-play multiplayer with dedicated servers for online deathmatch matchmaking alongside local or online co-op for up to four players across its campaign and original expansions. There’s even a brand-new “Dimension of the Machine” episode created by the developers of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames.

Quake fans who already own the original game on Steam or Bethesda.net can get the enhanced update for free. The re-release of Quake is also being joined by Quake II and Quake III: Arena on Xbox Game Pass for PC in their original form.

Experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. Play the full campaign, including original and new expansion packs, plus enjoy online and local multiplayer and co-op with full crossplay support. Fight corrupted knights, deformed ogres and an army of twisted creatures and defeat the ancient evil that threatens all of humanity.

Source: Bethesda, Xbox

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