Announced with only the most teasing of teaser trailers at E3, it turns out Quake Champions will be PC exclusive, a choice Id Software made with pro gamers in mind.
In an interview with GameSpot this week, id Software’s creative director, Tim Willits went into detail about the decision. Willits explains that he and his team are aiming for a high refresh rate for the game in order to appeal to pro gamers, as without these gamers, the longevity of the game may suffer. He also explains how a game’s overall performance is important.
“It’s everything from input sampling of the mouse to making sure that your monitor refresh rate is fast enough,” he says. “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.
Willits explains that Quake Champions being a PC exclusive allows for no excuses or limitations when it comes to them developing the game. The game will be able to run at 120Hz and at an uncapped framerate if your PC will allow it.
Id Software has not ruled out a console version of the game, but their main focus at this time is for a stable PC release. Even though a release date has not been announced, Willits stresses that they plan to take their time with launching Quake Champions.
More details about the game will be announced at this year’s QuakeCon.