Following its August release, Bethesda’s Quake remaster is getting a free next-gen upgrade, bringing 4K and 120fps support to the classic game.
For the newly released remaster of Quake, Bethesda has released a free next-gen upgrade that adds support for up to 4K resolution and 120fps gameplay on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. The unexpected remaster was revealed and launched during Quake’s 25th-anniversary event at Quakecon 2021 on last-generation consoles, amid rumours of a new Quake instalment. On the other hand, the next-gen release was postponed, despite the announcement promising that it would be released soon.
The 25th anniversary enhanced edition of the classic 1996 FPS was released in August to overwhelmingly positive reviews, allowing players to experience the iconic game in all of its glory. The Quake remaster added new features and returning ones, including 4K visuals, enhanced models, and coloured dynamic lighting. This included the return of Trent Reznor’s original soundtrack, two new MachineGames Quake expansions, official mod support for Quake 64, crossplay for its multiplayer/co-op modes, and achievements/trophies for nostalgic completionists.
According to an official blog post on Bethesda’s website, Quake’s 25th anniversary enhanced edition is now available for free as a next-gen upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This means that players who bought the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will get a free upgrade within the same console family, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get the update automatically. In terms of the upgrade, both consoles will receive improved framerates and visuals with 4K/120fps, as well as console-specific additions.DualSense adaptive trigger and integrated speaker support will be available for PlayStation 5 users. At the same time, Xbox owners will be able to cross-save and unlock the Windows PC version of the Quake remaster for free, a feature not available on the PS4/PS5 version.
Quake is regarded as the pioneer of Esports and one of the greatest first-person shooters of all time. After DOOM popularised multiplayer deathmatches in 1993, Id Software released Quake, which focused on online multiplayer and helped them create their convention. Quakecon, which was first held in 1996 and is now in its 25th year, established one of the first strong competitive scenes today.
Thanks to a next-gen upgrade and continued support from Bethesda, the Quake remaster is now officially available on every major platform. Thrilled fans can now play the enhanced version of the classic FPS title and see how the new version honours the title’s legacy to the fullest.
Quake is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.