Quake is now available for Xbox

Originally published at: https://xboxera.com/2021/08/19/quake-is-now-available-for-xbox/

Quake is now available for purchase on the Microsoft Store.

The store listing went live ahead of its all-but-confirmed announcement during today’s Quakecon. According to the game’s description, this is an enhanced version of the original game developed by id Sodtware, now with up to 4K and widescreen resolution support and other visual upgrades.

The game includes both original expansion packs (“The Scourge of Armagon” and “Dissolution of Eternity”), as well as two new expansions developed by MachineGames: “Dimension of the Past” and “Dimension of the Machine”.

It also includes online and local Multiplayer and Co-op play and supports Crossplay with other platforms.

Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. Now, experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original.

Experience the Original Game, Enhanced
Enjoy the original, authentic version of Quake, now with up to 4K* and widescreen resolution support, enhanced models, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field, the original, atmospheric soundtrack and theme song by Trent Reznor, and more. There’s never been a better time to play Quake.

Play the Dark Fantasy Campaign
You are Ranger, a warrior armed with a powerful arsenal of weapons. Fight corrupted knights, deformed ogres and an army of twisted creatures across four dark dimensions of infested military bases, ancient medieval castles, lava-filled dungeons and gothic cathedrals in search of the four magic runes. Only after you have collected the runes will you hold the power to defeat the ancient evil that threatens all of humanity.

Get the Original & New Expansion Packs
Quake also comes with both original expansion packs: “The Scourge of Armagon” and “Dissolution of Eternity,” as well as two expansions developed by the award-winning team at MachineGames: “Dimension of the Past,” and the all-new “Dimension of the Machine.”

Discover the All-New “Dimension of the Machine” Expansion
In the deepest depths of the labyrinth lies the core of lava and steel known only as The Machine. Crusade across time and space against the forces of evil to bring together the lost runes, power the dormant machine, and open the portal hiding the greatest threat to all known worlds—destroy it…before it destroys us all.

Enjoy Online & Local Multiplayer and CO-OP
Fight through the dark fantasy base campaign and expansions in 4-player online or local split-screen co-op, and compete in pure, retro-style combat with support for 8-player (online) or 4-player (local split-screen) matches. Featuring dedicated server support for online matchmaking and peer-to-peer support for custom matches.

Download Additional, Free Mods & Missions
Expand your experience with free, curated, fan-made and official mods and missions such as Quake 64, which is available to download and play now. More fan-made and official mods and missions coming soon.

Play Together with Crossplay
Play the campaign and all expansion packs cooperatively or go toe-to-toe in multiplayer matches with your friends regardless of platform!

Take Quake Anywhere with xCloud Portability
Play Quake wherever you want with Xbox’s xCloud, available only to Game Pass Ultimate players.

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Well, there goes my evening. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

The quest for completing a Game Pass game was completed, but it’s currently asking me if I own the game and not letting me play it.

This + the fact it’s available on the cloud suggest it’s coming to Game Pass later today.

1.75 GB

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35 of them!


86-pointers. Disgusting!

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Quake 2 and 3 is available too. PC only.



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I think this is only for PC

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Update: It’s now live on Game Pass!


Yeah. Only PC is mentioned on both store pages unfortunately.

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I hope 2 and 3 are coming on Xbox. But even playing Quake 1 is great. I’m so pumped. I wanted to play Quake on console for so long !


Downloading right now via Game Pass. Hopefully it unlocks asap.

EDIT: just saw the update above :laughing:. Come on download, hurry up.

Bah, a little less hype knowing 2 and 3 aren’t on console. 3 I understand, it’s a PC multiplayer shooter through and through. Maybe a litle too fast paced for console. They could have put 2 on though. It has it’s own campaign and stuff. Oh well, I’ll dig into 1.

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3 would be great on console….

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Will it support m+kb on console?

Quake 2 and 3 must be coming on consoles at a later date. I mean, come on, Quake 3 Arena was on 360 as a XBLA game.

There’s also a Next-gen free upgrade for Quake 1 probably with RT coming soon. It’s in the trailer.

They want to do with Quake what they’ve done with DOOM by adding all they can to these games.

Edit : It seems like PS5 will get Dualsense support and 120Hz with an update. I’m hoping for RT on Series X|S, but not so sure.

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  • So shame it’s not an Xbox console exclusive already, but that’s the smallest aspect.

  • It’s strange they couldn’t prepare upgrades for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 already for today. It’s not so high demanding game. They didn’t wake up just a few months ago with the knowledge about 25th anniversary.

  • In terms of graphics. I wonder if there will be some ray tracing with new consoles update.

  • So shame there’s no M+K support on consoles.

  • Why they didn’t release Quake II and Quake III Arena on consoles? Both games were already released on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and even on Xbox 360. That’s f#$king disappointing and ridiculous.

  • Physical release is only through Limited Run Games and AGAIN without Xbox! That’s another very stupid thing. This one should released physically normally, not time limited, and on every 3 console platforms. Especially that Microsoft owns whole Bethesda Softworks.


Should I bother with this game if I played Tribes??