Quake Enhanced Edition
Ben Borthwick by on Aug 20, 2021

Quake gets a surprise enhanced edition for 25th anniversary, out now

Seminal FPS Quake has been given a spruced-up and enhanced re-release to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary.

Publisher Bethesda revealed the announcement at, aptly, this year’s Quakecon event. The shooter has of course been given a good going over to make sure it works on modern consoles. There’s up to 4K resolution and widescreen support, enhanced models, dynamic lighting, depth of field and more.

In a similar vein to Bethesda’s classic Doom releases in 2019, the package also comes with both expansions and Add-on support. More add-ons will be released over the next few months, starting with Quake 64. On top of this, there’s also a brand new “Dimension of the Machine” episode created by Wolfenstein and Indiana Jones developers MachineGames.

Singleplayer and multiplayer are present and correct, and include full Cross-Play support. Anyone who already owns Quake on Steam or the Bethesda Launcher will also get the upgrade for free. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners will get a patch with native 4K and 120Hz support some time after launch.

The game has already dropped on the Xbox Game Pass service. As an extra bonus, the original Quake II and Quake III Arena are also now available via Xbox Game Pass for PC. It first came to light a new version of Quake was imminent thanks to a schedule for Quakecon that accidentally gave a little too much away last week.

The Quake enhanced edition is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. You can also check out an FAQ on the new versions over on the Bethesda website.


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on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Release Date:

19 August 2021