Quake Re-Release Offers A Stacked Retro Experience

A Quake rerelease was announced at Quakecon this week, bringing a packed retro experience to new and old fans.

Quake is often regarded as one of the pillars of the FPS genre. And players got their hopes up when news spread that a Quake game had been announced for current and last-gen consoles. However, while Quake 2021 may not been the announcement that fans around the world were hoping for, it still offers plenty of reason to get excited.

Quake’s new remaster is available now and deilvers an “authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original dark fantasy” which released back in 1996. And Bethesda is bringing it to the modern age with smoother framerates and an eventual next-gen upgrade.

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A Modern Retro Experience

The Quake rerelease arrives just in time for the game’s 25th anniversary. And the 2021 version is clearly keeping the face-paced essence of the original.

Fans will have plenty to fight their way through as Quake. It features a full campaign including all expansions, four player split-screen coop, and even multiplayer. Quake will even feature a brand new expansion titled “Dimension of the Machine”.

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Players will also be able to fight demon slayers across the platforms, as the remaster features crossplay. A free next-gen upgrade will also make its way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series x at a later date.

As games like Splitgate are ushering in a new era of arena shooters, Quake will be a welcome addition to some arena enthusiasts. And despite its retro appearance, Quake is no stranger to speed. A quick glace at its trailer will showcase some seriously high octane gameplay.

Quake is available now across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, with a next-gen version coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S some point in the future.

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