Bethesda and iD Software are currently working on a return to the Quake series. Contrary to what many believed, Quake Champions is not a hero shooter. While there are different characters with various abilities, at the end of the day it is an arena deathmatch title that is all about running and gunning. While the developers have the core gameplay worked out, there is still at least one major decision still to be made.
In the wake of QuakeCon this past weekend, which ironically hasn’t featured a Quake game for some time now, Creative Director for iD Software, Tom Willits, took to the stage and gave out some great new info on the studio’s upcoming titles. Afterward, PC Gamer was lucky enough to speak with him and ask him about if Quake Champions would be free-to-play or a straight retail purchase. Evidently, he doesn’t actually know.
“I can definitely say that is a really hard problem, and so for us we’re trying to figure out exactly what people want more of, and how they perceive it,” Willits stated. “And I’m not even trying to be cagey! It’s not like we know and just aren’t trying to tell anybody, we don’t know and we’re still trying to figure this out.”
There is still a lot of details left unanswered about Quake Champions. Perhaps if players knew these details, they could make their voices heard on what they would rather see from the shooter price wise. Hopefully Willits and the rest of the team at iD Software comes to decision that is best for everyone.