September 22, 2023

An enhanced model of Quake II has been launched at present on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Swap, and Recreation Cross. The basic shooter from id Software program is again with visible upgrades, on-line multiplayer assist (with crossplay), in addition to model new content material.

Certainly, This new model of the sport contains the 2 unique Quake II expansions plus a brand new “Name of the Machine” enlargement created by MachineGames, the studio behind Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Name of the Machine contains 28 further marketing campaign ranges plus a brand new deathmatch map.

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Quake II was initially launched again in 1997, at a time have been many nice shooters have been launched on PC. I keep in mind briefly taking part in Quake II again within the day, however I used to be personally extra of an Unreal/Half-Life fan. Anyway, it’s good to see this basic shooter get the identical remaster remedy that the unique Quake sport obtained again in 2021. In you missed it earlier this month, I additionally advocate studying Paul’s article about John Romero’s definitive historical past of Wolfenstein 3-D, DOOM, and Quake.

On Xbox consoles, this enhanced model of Quake II helps split-screen multiplayer with as much as 4 gamers on Xbox One and as much as 8 gamers on Xbox Collection X|S. The Xbox One model runs at 60FPS at 1080p, whereas the Xbox Collection X|S model helps 120FPS gameplay at as much as 4K decision.

Bethesda says that this Quake II remaster additionally contains the Nintendo 64 port, which additionally comes with fashionable enhancements. When you’ve got Xbox Recreation Cross, you play Quake II on Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming proper now.