Bethesda and id Software Announce 'Quake Champions' at E3 2016

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Bethesda Softworks has revealed it is working on a brand new entry in the Quake franchise called Quake Champions.

Quake Champions
A spiritual successor to first-person shooter Doom, Quake appeared 20 years ago and was the first FPS to focus on arena-based multiplayer combat and frenetic team-based game modes.

Tim Willits of iD Software and co-designer of the original Quake, revealed the news of the upcoming title for PC at an E3 press event yesterday, describing a new ability for players to select different classes as "esport" in design. A series of Quake leagues and events are to be built out as the game launches.


While no mention was made of a Mac (or indeed any other) version of the game during the presentation, more information about inevitable ports is likely to be revealed at QuakeCon this August.

Apple has attended QuakeCon in the past, and used the annual event in 2001 to show off its latest Power Mac G4s running Quake 3 Arena.

Quake 4 originally shipped on the Mac in 2006, and is available on the Mac App Store for $19.99, complete with full cross-platform multiplayer support, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tourney, Capture the Flag, Arena CTF and DeadZone.

Tags: E3 2016, Quake

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TwoBytes Avatar
60 months ago
Why is this news on macrumors?
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Dilster3k Avatar
60 months ago

Apple has attended QuakeCon in the past, and used the annual event in 2001 to show off its latest Power Mac G4s running Quake 3 Arena.

Back when they used to care about graphics power :(

Fun to think that the entire Halo franchise wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Apple.
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verpeiler Avatar
60 months ago


I refuse to get a PC, so I hope this will come out for PS4.

Playing a shooter on a console is like having sex with no genitals.
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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
60 months ago
Given that there's been no word on a Mac version of the DOOM reboot (and I don't think Bethesda ever does Mac versions of any of their games) why would we think this new Quake has any chance of coming to macOS?

Unless Apple puts out a VR capable machine soon, I think I'm going to swap to PC. It's sad - I want to stick with Apple but they're so determined to focus on thinning the machines rather than making them useful.
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Marshall73 Avatar
60 months ago

Playing a shooter on a console is like having sex with no genitals.

Its an age thing, my teenage kids are faster on console than I ever used to be on PC FPS. They crank the sensitivity to max and scream around the games. Its something to behold and I have learned to never play multiplayer with them, wholesale slaughter. haha
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TallGuyGT Avatar
60 months ago
As much as I hated to, I gave up gaming on Mac a while ago. Bought many games in the Mac App Store, but they're never updated. If they ever arrive in the first place. Still love my Mac and use it for everything else. But no more gaming.

I refuse to get a PC, so I hope this will come out for PS4.
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