A ‘revitalised edition’ of Quake could be revealed next week
Project reportedly mentioned in QuakeCon 2021 schedule before being removed
It appears Bethesda could be planning to announce a new Quake game next week.
On Thursday the publisher released the official schedule for QuakeCon 2021, which is running from August 19-21 as an all-digital event.
As spotted by XboxEra, the schedule initially mentioned plans to discuss a “revitalized edition” of Quake during a ‘Let’s talk Quake’ session.
The event description, which has since been pulled, originally read: “Quake is back, in this special stream John Linneman from Digital Foundry talks to Jerk Gustafsson of Machine Games about the title’s iconic legacy and what it meant to both of them. The pair will also discuss the additional content Machine Games have contributed to this revitalized edition.”
June 22 marked the 25th anniversary of the original Quake’s release.
Shortly before the anniversary, XboxEra’s Nick Baker claimed to have heard that a new entry in the classic FPS series was in development at Id Software and MachineGames. It will include single-player and multiplayer modes, plus a female protagonist, he was told.
QuakeCon 2021 highlights look set to include a Deathloop deep dive with Arkane Lyon ahead of the game’s release next month, a look at Fallout 76’s upcoming Fallout Worlds update, a celebration of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim’s 10th anniversary, and a Doom Eternal studio update.
Id Software recently confirmed it is developing a new single-player Horde mode for Doom Eternal. It will come at the expense of the previously planned multiplayer Invasion mode, which would have enabled users to take on the form of demons and invade other players’ campaigns.