Quake rated for Xbox and other platforms ahead of QuakeCon 2021

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Classic id Software first-person shooter Quake has been rated for Xbox consoles and other platforms by the ESRB. This news comes just ahead of QuakeCon 2021, where the description of one segment previously mentioned a “revitalized edition” of Quake, as noticed by XboxEra.

This segment, dubbed “Let’s Talk Quake,” is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT, with developers Jerk Gustaffson from MachineGames discussing the history of the original quake with John Linneman from Digital Foundry. This could indicate that this remaster project is a collaboration between id Software and MachineGames. The two studios are both part of the Bethesda Softworks umbrella and have worked together in the past, especially on technology like the id Tech engine.

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Quake originally launched back in 1996 and has been available on PC for a long time. The ESRB listing indicates that the game is now coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Back in March 2021, Microsoft finalized its acquisition of Bethesda Softworks parent comapny ZeniMax Media, adding its developers to the Xbox first-party family. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that there would be titles with “legacy” on other platforms but that moving forward, the deal was about bringing exclusive games to platforms where Xbox Game Pass exists.

This is already being seen in titles like Bethesda Game Studio’s Starfield and Arkane Austin’s Redfall, both of which are exclusive to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

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