Earlier today the schedule for Quakecon 2021 went up, with a surprising bit of spoiler-y news to be found if one clicked into the calendar event for Friday’s “Let’s talk Quake” event. John Linneman of Digital foundry will be talking with Jerk Gustaffson of Machine games about a “revitalized edition” of the game Quake. Which appears to be a co-production between iD and Machine Games.
The page was quickly scrubbed of this information and visiting it now gives you only a “…” as the description of the event.
Machine Games will be on stage with iD the day before as well at the opening event to celebrate the history of the franchise.
This all goes to confirm the rumors that our very own Nick Baker had been reporting on over the previous months.
It’ll be interesting to see what this ends up being, as “revitalized” might imply some sort of remaster or remake instead of a reboot.
The fact that it’s a discussion with Digital Foundry also indicates to me that it’s a remaster so they could go over the technical upgrades etc. I don’t think it would make much sense for them to discuss a reboot with Digital Foundry, though a remake could still work.
Yeah, the way this is written makes me think that it is a remaster instead of a reboot. I think that the rumored Quake reboot with a female protagonist is real but it won’t be announced now. I’m not sure about this tho, just giving my 2 cents really.
Modern Doom and Wolfenstein are very different beast, and I’m sure Quake will be too.
They were “playing the same” during the first years of 3D FPS and “Doom-like” emergence but right now, they are really difficult to compare.
Doom is really an agressive and frontal FPS which reward mobility and close range combat.
Wolfenstein is more “tactical” even if you can play agressive too it’s way more punishing to do it.
Let’s see what “Quake 2022 or 2023” will be about.
Modern Doom and Wolfenstein are nothing alike. Doom is a much faster paced frenetic game with a big focus on movement and melee. On the other hand, Wolfenstein is a more traditional slower paced game that focus more on cover shooting and storytelling. Both are great games.