E3 begins tomorrow in Los Angeles. Bethesda has just announced the return of id Software’s “Quake.” Could this have been spurred on by the the success of Blizzard’s “Overwatch?”
“Tim Willits, studio director at id Software, appeared on stage to reveal the competitive arena-based first-person shooter that, he claimed, is designed for newcomers and veterans. Champions will be “fast” and have amazing graphics running at “120hz with unlocked framerates,” he added.
The game will feature a “diverse cast of warriors” with unique attributes and skills. Bethesda and id Software also announced they will be supporting competitive tournaments and leagues. More regarding this will be discussed during QuakeCon.”
In November of 2004, Blizzard Entertainment released one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time. That game was World of Warcraft. Now Blizzard has stepped into the FPS (First Person Shooter) arena with their game “Overwatch.”
Overwatch was born out of the ashes of their defunct project known as “Titan.” And like the phoenix in Greek mythology this game has soared. It will be interesting to see where Blizzard takes this new IP.