Quake Champions Announced

Bethesda opened their E3 2016 conference with the news that Quake is coming back, and it’s going to be better than ever with the release of Quake Champions. It’s been 20 years since the release of the first game. It’s consistent popularity throughout the years, plus the fact that it’s still played in tournaments are among the reasons Bethesda are bringing it back.

Quake Champions is a competitive arena style FPS for PC. The game will still feel and play like a classic id Software game. The game will run at 120 Hz and will have an unlocked framerate. They mentioned that the game will have a diverse cast of characters that each have their own unique abilities. ┬áThere will also be an offensive and defensive aspect to the gameplay. This brings up a question, is this a hero shooter along the lines of Overwatch? I have to admit that the thought crossed my mind whilst watching the trailer. If this is in fact the case then it’s beginning to look like Bethesda are copying Blizzard with each new game they announce.

The game is apparently designed with tournaments in mind. They want it to be a true eSports game. This is one of the reasons they have the game running at 120 Hz, to benefit pro gamers. Bethesda themselves stated that the will be supporting tournaments and leagues beyond their usual Quake Con support. This means that players can play competitively all year round. Bethesda promised that more details on Quake Champions will come during Quake Con in august.

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