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Quake Zero renamed, detailed

Quake Zero renamed, detailed

Quake Live still has no release date yet - it's very much a case of 'when it is done'.

id Software has renamed and detailed the ad-supported version of Quake Arena which has long been rumoured to have been in development.

The game, previously known as Quake Zero, is now to be called Quake Live and will be supported by adverts provided by IGA Worldwide, according to Eurogamer.

Quake Live will launch at QuakeLive.com when it is finished and will include friends lists, sponsored tournaments and stats tracking. It'll also be completely free to play as it will be entirely ad-supported - id is calling this an example of the new 'freemium' genre.

Contrary to rumours that the game will run in browsers, id Software has said that the game will only be distributed online and will actually be a downloadable game.

It's also rumoured that the game will be coming to the Xbox 360's Live Arcade service.

Would you go in for a quick frag or two for free, or is the thought of killing Intel-sponsored Shamblers too much for your communist mind to handle? Let us know in the forums.

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cjoyce1980 20th February 2008, 11:00 Quote
i've signed up for the beta! oh yeah!
Jamie 20th February 2008, 11:09 Quote
Love quake, hope it's closer to the original quake than quake 3.
yakyb 20th February 2008, 12:05 Quote
should be cool im up for this

they should release all games on Ad supported premise even if only to generate income for newer games

id love to play some old games but dont want to pay for them
Cupboard 20th February 2008, 12:39 Quote
Its a good idea - even if most money is gobbed up by the company, some can go to funding multiplayer servers so that they are kept going long after the game has died financially (starcraft)
spazmochad 20th February 2008, 13:23 Quote
online quake 3 for me please, even on the dreamcast it was a blast
WilHarris 20th February 2008, 15:03 Quote
Quake 3 is the daddy of them all. Good luck playing it with a joypad though - it's the twitchiest FPS on the planet when played right. I'm there!!
pendragon 20th February 2008, 16:23 Quote
i miss good ol' LMCTF for Quake 2... those were the days :)
Faulk_Wulf 20th February 2008, 21:07 Quote
Ah yes. I can see those Nike, Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Hyundai, Subaru, Intel, AMD, nVidia, et all -- adds just completing my immersion into the world. However that's all I can say against it, cause they got the price is right, and Quake is a well established series. As long as new, never-before-seen games aren't distributed this way, this is kind of cool. It could also allow for more in depth demos because the adds would bring in some revenue, and then the promise of no adds in the full unlocked version.

In the right situations this could be amazing.
TomH 21st February 2008, 09:45 Quote
Here's hoping for a native Linux client, too. :)
[USRF]Obiwan 21st February 2008, 11:17 Quote
I remember waaay back a presentation of John from ID of this new game showing amazing stuff with some canyons and a chinese/vietnamese dude in a cave (cant remember the game name anymore) any word on that?
boggsi 21st February 2008, 14:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cupboard
Its a good idea - even if most money is gobbed up by the company, some can go to funding multiplayer servers so that they are kept going long after the game has died financially (starcraft)

starcraft is most certainly not a dead horse. ask any korean. but its a good point, games developers should get something for continuing support if retail sales are neglidgible. i dont mind a few well placed inobtrusive adverts.
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