Quake Champions Beta Coming 2017
More news coming out of QuakeCon, as id Software has announced that the Quake Champions beta is coming in 2017.
During today’s celebration, Tim Willits, id Software’s Studio Director, dropped our first Quake Champions gameplay trailer, showcasing its frenetically-paced multiplayer. The trailer, which you can watch above, notes at the end that the beta will drop in 2017. When in 2017 remains unclear, unfortunately, but at least we know there will be a beta.
The gameplay trailer certainly leaves a lasting impression, especially with its high framerate and buttery smooth look. The guns shown in the trailer all look great, and it looks like there’s quite a bit of variety to them as well. I’ll note that the trailer also shows a character using some sort of hoverboard-esque skateboard of sorts, which is both intriguing and scary at the same time. This could allude to the game being a hero shooter, or it could mean that players simply will have their own movement abilities — it’s unclear at this point.
Quake Champions was excitingly announced at Bethesda’s E3 2016 conference, and while some are concerned that it might just serve as a Quake-skinned Overwatch, we’re highly excited about the upcoming multiplayer game. According to id, the arena FPS will remain faithful to Quake‘s roots, focusing on gruesome kills, fast action, and “an arsenal of powerful and unique weapons”.
Stay tuned for more on Quake Champions, as we’ll be following this one closely at Nerd Much. Will Quake Champions be Free-to-Play?