QuakeCon schedule leak shows Quake “revitalized edition” from MachineGames

We wonder how the "revitalized" <em>Quake</em> will compare to this 2019 raytracing update of <em>Quake II</em>.

Enlarge / We wonder how the “revitalized” Quake will compare to this 2019 raytracing update of Quake II.

After two shiny, modernized updates to the venerable Doom franchise in recent years, it looks like Bethesda and fellow Zenimax subsidiary MachineGames (Wolfenstein: The New Order) are getting ready to announce a “revitalized edition” of Quake.

That tidbit comes by way of the recently posted schedule for Bethesda’s virtual QuakeCon 2021, which will be streamed online next week. As noticed by Xbox Era (and still visible in this archived version), the schedule initially included a description for a “Let’s talk Quake” session that mentioned participants will “discuss the additional content MachineGames have contributed to this revitalized edition [emphasis added].”

That line was scrubbed from the live version of the schedule sometime in the last 24 hours, implying that someone jumped the gun in mentioning the new “revitalized” edition. But the current listing still mentions that “Quake is back,” which suggests we might hear an official announcement at the “QuakeCon Digital Welcome + Celebrating 25 Years of Quake with id Software and MachineGames” opening session on Thursday, August 19.

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