Quake is back with a proper remastered version by Night Dive Studios & all new campaign by MachineGames! If you have Quake on Steam on the Bethesda launcher your version will automatically upgrade. I have Quake on the Bethesda launcher and was happy to see the game update and I checked it out and it looks and feels fantastic. There is a new feature in this version of Quake where you can download Quake add-ons and right now Quake 64 is the only thing you can download. If how iD Software has treated Doom is an indicator I imagine they will add more Quake mods over time that will make it easy for fans to experience even more of this classic.

This new version of Quake is in 4K on all systems that can support and also has widescreen support, enhanced character models dynamic lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field and includes each of the official Quake expansion packs: “The Scourge of Armagon” and “Dissolution of Eternity,” as well as two expansions developed by the award-winning team at MachineGames: “Dimension of the Past,” and the all-new “Dimension of the Machine.”

https://bethesda.net/en/article/40MBmNhJV3lzyV8c0IOIx3/quake-returns-with-an-enhanced-re-release-for-modern-platforms-available-now

Updated for modern platforms, this version of Quake features up to 4K resolution and widescreen support on compatible platforms, enhanced models, dynamic lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field and more, bringing the shooter and both its expansions to a new generation of players.

With the power of Add-ons, players will have tons of free levels to play, with the re-release receiving post-launch support for the best community-made content.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/20/2021 at 02:11am

I saw Quake under the section of "What's New" under "Home" in Steam and wondered why, thanks to you now I know. I've played Quake kind of recently, so I don't know that I'll play it again soon. I saw a video of it and it looks nice, though finding a comparison video isn't turning out as well as I'd hoped. I've found other videos comparing games that got remastered with their original graphics side by side and that makes the contrast really stand out.

My only question is if the expansion packs have their original soundtrack. The good news about this (which you already know) is that you can download those soundtracks and add them to the game quite easily. I'm pretty sure you have a post here about that.

Thanks for sharing this news!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/20/2021 at 02:20am

I got Quake for free with the Bethesda launcher last Quakecon so it was fun to see it update to Quake remastered today. The TLDR; on the update is that, out of the box, it does everything you have to hack to do that I had in my post. It selects the proper settings by default, adds the Nine Inch Nails soundtrack and everything. It's also coming out on Switch, Xbox, Playstation and the like in a very worthy edition that requires much less fuss to play.

It also comes with all the expansions and an entirely new campaign which I think I'll check out.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/20/2021 at 02:42am

Sweet! Whoa a new campaign?! That might be worth checking out!

Speaking of remasters....I haven't reported it yet, I thought I'd wait until it's officially announced, but I recently read that supposedly we're getting some GTA remasters. I think it's GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas. It'd be really nice if they'd remaster the copies some of us already have, instead of making us pay extra for it. Although, paying extra for a remaster makes sense anyway. So, it's cool that this Quake remaster is free for those of us that already own the game. I think I also got Quake for free the same way you did, I could be wrong though.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 08/20/2021 at 04:12pm

Limited Run Games will be releasing physical versions of quake for the ps4 and switch. They go on sale next week and will be available for about a month.

NIN has the quake vinyl back up for sale too: https://store.nin.com/products/quake-vinyl

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2021 at 04:10am

I have been playing this new Quake and it’s really good. For a quick no-effort way to play, it’s definitely the best I’ve played. I’m sure there are some third party engines that can do it better but the entire absence of effort for this, plus cross platform multiplayer and achievements… it’s pretty great. I’ve seen that the new expansions are the same format as the old ones so they can be played in third-party engines which is awesome.

And yeah Will, I didn’t even realize that vinyl was rare. The Walmart in the town I work has had it for months now, and just the other day I decided to price check it and saw that it was basically out of stock everywhere and going for a lot more than retail, so I nabbed it. Glad that others will get the shot too

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/27/2021 at 02:27am

> I have been playing this new Quake and it’s really good. For a quick no-effort way to play, it’s definitely the best I’ve played. I’m sure there are some third party engines that can do it better but the entire absence of effort for this, plus cross platform multiplayer and achievements… it’s pretty great. I’ve seen that the new expansions are the same format as the old ones so they can be played in third-party engines which is awesome.

Agreed. Quakespasm is very good but this seems to make more choices I appreciate by default a bit better (no pixel smoothing by default). They also upres the menu graphics so it isn't so small and Night Dive did a graphical "glow up" that makes things a hint nicer.

https://twitter.com/pripyatbeast/status/1428476843162705923

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