Quake returns with a remaster for modern PCs and consoles

Quake returns with a remaster for modern PCs and consoles

Quake returns with a remaster for modern PCs and consoles

At Quakecon 2021, Bethesda has announced that a Remastered version of Quake is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. This new port delivers this classic FPS to a new generation of gamers, complete with enhanced graphics, Quake’s original soundtrack, all of Quake’s original expansions, two all-new expansions, and free optional add-ons.   

Existing owners of Quake on Steam will be given this upgrade version for free, and the game’s original version will remain available through Steam’s launch options. On PC, 4K resolutions are supported, and ultra-fast 120Hz gameplay is possible. 

Quake’s remastered version is now available on PC through Steam and the Microsoft Store, being available as a standalone game or as part of Xbox Game Pass for PC. New content includes Machine Games’ “Dimension of the Past” and “Dimension of the Machine” episodes, and free optional add-ons are available cush as Quake 64. 

Quake’s remaster supports 4-player split-screen multiplayer on all platforms, offering gamers deathmatch and co-op modes. AI bots are also available for deathmatch mode, and cross-play multiplayer is available on all platforms. 

While Quake supports Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility, updated next-generation versions will be made available that support 120Hz playback soon.

Graphics 

Quake’s remastered PC version includes improved lighting, updated models, updated maps, dynamic shadows, ambient occlusion, anti-aliasing and more. These enhanced graphics options can be turned off if players prefer a more classic look. 

Right now, Quake’s remastered PC version is available for £7.99 on Steam. 

PC SPECS

Minimum Spec (1080p/60 HZ)

– Windows 10
– Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300x @ 3.5 GHz
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 TI (2GB) or AMD HD 7750 (1GB)
– 8GB System RAM
– Minimum 2GB free space on hard drive (additional space required for optional Add-ons)
– High speed broadband connection required for online play

Recommended Spec (*4K/120 HZ)

– Windows 10
– Intel Core i5-6600k @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB)
– 8GB System RAM
– Minimum 2GB free space on hard drive (additional space required for optional Add-ons)
– High speed broadband connection required for online play

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Quake returns with a remaster for modern PCs and consoles