dark        

Quake Champions will be PC-only to avoid 'limitations'

0

'No excuses'

When Quake Champions was announced at E3, it ruffled some feathers. In one moment, it made the PC crowd jump for joy when id Software noted that it would be 120Hz. In another, they crashed a lot of old school arena shooter fan's hopes and dreams by explaining that it wouldn't take after the original Quake series, in that it would be a "class-based shooter."

But before I write it off, I want to see what it can do. Speaking to GameSpot, creative director Tim Willits stated why it's only going to be on PC:

"It’s everything from input sampling of the mouse to making sure that your monitor refresh rate is fast enough. Because even with Quake Live, we have found throughout the years that going from 30 to 60 is huge, but even 60 to 120–is noticeable. Most of us, and even me, I can’t really tell the difference. But there are some players who are inhuman. And we can’t come out and say we’re going to make a game for them and not run ridiculously fast Because if we lose the pro guys, we’re in trouble. That’s why it’s a PC game. No excuses. No limitations."

I mean, it makes sense. While I'd love to see a return to true arena play where everyone is on the same playing field at the start of the match, if the classes are only light variations it could still end up being pretty intense. With Unreal also somewhat making a comeback, it's a good time to be a shooter fan.

Why It's So Important Quake Champions Runs at 120Hz [GameSpot]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 
 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Quake Champions   (10)   From our database:

  • Quake Champions is now officially free-to-play - Peter Glagowski
  • Quake Champions is getting a GameStop exclusive physical edition - Peter Glagowski
  • This week, Quake Champions is free for everyone before launch - Peter Glagowski
  • Quake Champions' April update launches alongside free-to-play trial - Peter Glagowski
  • Quake Champions enters early access next week - Peter Glagowski
  • Quake Champions will be playable through Steam - Jordan Devore
  • Quake Champions' E3 trailer features new maps and a familiar face - Ray Porreca
  • If you want to know more about the Quake Champions characters, this comic series will fill you in - Peter Glagowski
  • Quake Champions' Duel mode raises questions about its free-to-play model - Brett Makedonski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #id Software #PC #Quake #shooters #video

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •