If the health crisis had got the better of last year's QuakeCon, 2021 does not miss the annual meeting of FPS fans with the announcement of a remaster of the original Quake .

With the Ranger celebrating its 25th birthday on June 22, the first episode of the cult franchise is making a surprise return to current consoles and PCs, with an updated patina for the occasion - and a plethora of content.

The return of FPS to dad

This remastered version benefits from many new graphics redesigns, with resolution up to 4K and widescreen display on compatible consoles, reworked 3D models, dynamic brightness, anti-aliasing and depth of field.

In addition to the original The Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity expansion packs , Quake version 2021 also includes two new additional campaigns developed by the Machine Games studio. Entitled Dimension of the Past and Dimension of the Machine , these two expansions introduce a whole new threat called The Machine.

It will also be possible to download official free mods and missions or from the creator community. Among them, the Nintendo 64 version of Quake from 1998 is already available for download for 64-bit console purists.

The 4-player split screen

The multiplayer part, essential to the myth of Quake , is also not left out. The game's campaigns can be browsed in co-operation online or locally for up to 4 players. As for online skirmishes, they can reach 8 players, against 4 locally, with split screen as a bonus. The height of happiness: the title is cross-play compatible on all platforms.

An update for the next generation consoles is planned for “ soon ”, without further details. Note that the Switch version has compatibility with the gyroscope aiming of the controllers.

Quake II and Quake III Arena available on Xbox Game Pass PC

For those who want to extend the experience, Quake II and Quake III Arena are also making a comeback from beyond the grave on the Xbox Game Pass PC and are already available for download to service subscribers.

Quake is available now for download on Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and xCloud. It is also sold for € 9.99 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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