Quake, 1996’s legendary FPS, has just gotten a special re-release on nearly every platform on the market. Quake’s 25th anniversary has just rolled around and in celebration, Bethesda has given players a sparkly new port for the ground-breaking classic, which brings with it a number of graphical and quality-of-life improvements.
Experience an updated and visually enhanced version of Quake. Now with 4K, widescreen support, enhanced models, dynamic & colored lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field, 120 FPS, achievements and more content.
Coming to Xbox Game Pass today.
— Klobrille (@klobrille) August 19, 2021
As Kotaku reports, Quake was originally created as a full 3D follow-up to Doom, and it succeeded in every respect in making a game that felt like an evolution for FPS gameplay. Quake spawned a trilogy that many laud as the best FPS has ever been, but dropped off the map after the release of Quake Champions in 2017. It looks like the Quake franchise isn’t done yet though, as this new port brings the game to modern consoles better than ever before.
Quake’s port will include widescreen support, better lighting, slightly improved models, and anti-aliasing. This version of the game also contains all the songs from the original (including the OST from Nine Inch Nails), as well as every story expansion ever released for the game. Finally, and most importantly, the port comes with co-op and deathmatch online support with crossplay included! This is a fantastic opportunity for younger gamers to try out the ground-breaking multiplayer that pretty much invented the FPS online formula that games are still using to this day and see how it compares to modern FPS titles.
Along with these graphical and nostalgic additions, this new version of Quake will also have some neat new features just to sweeten the pot. Players on Switch will be able to use gyro controls for aiming and shooting, the game has plenty of mod support for more fan made content, and MachineGames has built a brand new episode for the release, so players of the first Quake will still have brand new content to sift through. The game can even be streamed through Xbox Game Pass, making it even more easily available for anyone who wants to sink their teeth into a verified piece of history.
Quake’s newest port will cost ten dollars and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, with next-gen updates in development.