Quake Enhanced Edition Released

Yesterday, QuakeCon at Home announced the enhanced version of their classic dark fantasy shooter Quake. Originally released 25 years ago in June 1996, the original Quake was a pioneer when it came to first person shooters.

The enhanced edition for Quake includes resolution upgrades up to 4K video along with widescreen resolution support. There are updated models, lighting, and even a new soundtrack by Trent Reznor. The anti-aliasing and depth of field are just icing on the cake. Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 systems will soon get a free patch to allow native 4K video at 120 FPS, to increase the FPS for your fps. Otherwise, you can pick up Quake on the PC, Xbox One (with the Xbox Game Pass for both), the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch, and backwards compatibility for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.

The base campaign and its expansions will feature 4-player online and local split-screen co-op. If you want to stomp your friends, instead, there are 8-player online and 4-player local split-screen matches available as well. All platforms will feature cross-play. Dedicated server support will exist for online matchmaking games, while custom games will use a peer-to-peer (P2P) networking system, instead. Given the faster data transfer speeds of today, it shouldn’t be as painful as the idea back during the days of dial-up Internet.

Quake demons
Here come the special boys themselves to celebrate. Don’t be shy, introduce them to your shotgun.

This enhanced version of Quake also features two original expansion packs. Both The Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity are available, as well as MachineGames’ Dimension of the Past. MachineGames has also provided a brand-new expansion pack called Dimension of the Machine. It just goes to show that, even over two decades later, there’s still support and love for Quake.

Those who already own Quake via Steam or Bethesda.net will get the upgrade to this new edition for free. More details are available at Bethesda.net.