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

by

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

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
54 months ago
Why is this news on macrumors?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 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
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Announces New 27-Inch iMac With 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 128GB RAM, 1080p Webcam, True Tone, and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, a True Tone display with a nano-texture glass option, a T2 chip, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality microphones, and more. A breakdown of the new 27-inch iMac's features and specs:10th...

8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:56 pm PDT by
One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. When the iOS 14 beta was first released in June, widgets were limited to Apple's own apps like Calendar and Weather, but several third-party developers have begun to test ...

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 4: Apple TV Widget, Search Improvements, Exposure Notification API and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:14 am PDT by
Apple today released the fourth developer betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes included in the update. Changes get smaller and less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are still some noteworthy new features in the fourth beta, which we've highlighted below. - Apple TV widget - There's a new Apple TV...

Apple May Launch This Year's 'iPhone 12' Lineup in Two Stages, With 6.1-inch Models Debuting First

Monday August 3, 2020 3:14 am PDT by
Apple last week confirmed that its "‌iPhone‌ 12" launch will be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and restrictions on travel. Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later," suggesting a release sometime in October. We're expecting a total of four OLED iPhones in 5.4, 6.1, and...

Apple Explains Why You Might See 'Not Charging' When a Mac is Plugged In

Monday August 3, 2020 1:42 pm PDT by
If you have a Mac and have seen a "Not Charging" warning when plugging it in to power, Apple last week released a support document that explains why. Macs running macOS 10.15.5 or later have a Battery Health Management feature to preserve the life of the battery, and occasionally, the Battery Health Management option will cause the Mac to pause its charging for calibration purposes.Depending ...

Supposed iPhone 12 Display Unit Leaks

Thursday August 6, 2020 8:13 am PDT by
An image supposedly of an iPhone 12 display unit has been shared online by leaker "Twitter user Mr. White". Compared to images of an iPhone 11 Pro display piece, this new unit has a reoriented display connector, reaching up from the bottom of the display, rather than from the left-hand side on iPhone 11 Pro. This may be due to the logic board moving to the other side of the device. A...

Google's $349 Pixel 4a vs. Apple's $399 iPhone SE

Wednesday August 5, 2020 1:45 pm PDT by
Google this week launched its newest smartphone, the $349 Pixel 4a, a low-cost device that's designed to compete with other affordable devices like Apple's iPhone SE. We picked up one of the new Pixel 4a smartphones and thought we'd check it out to see how it measures up to the iPhone SE, given that the two devices have such similar price points. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...

Apple-Acquired Dark Sky Officially Shuts Down Android App

Saturday August 1, 2020 3:43 pm PDT by
Apple in March purchased weather app Dark Sky, and at that time, Dark Sky's developers said that the app's Android version would be discontinued on July 1, 2020. However, instead of shuttering the app on that date, the app's developers announced that the discontinuation would be delayed for another month. Now that it's August, Android users are no longer able to access the app, and...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Buds to Compete With Apple's iPhones and AirPods Pro

Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
Samsung today held a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event where it unveiled its next-generation smartphones that will compete with Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, set to come out in the fall. Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the two newest devices in the Note lineup, and, more notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung's latest foldable smartphone. The...

Alleged 'iPhone 12' Images Depict Circular Array of Magnets in Chassis

Wednesday August 5, 2020 4:39 am PDT by
New images shared on Weibo appear to show a circular array of magnets housed inside an "iPhone 12" chassis. The unverified images depict 36 individual magnets in a circular arrangement, suggesting they could be related to mounting or charging. EverythingApplePro, who shared the Weibo-originating images on Twitter, also posted an image of an alleged iPhone 12 case with a similar array of...