QuakeCon 2021 program hints at the arrival of a renewed version of Quake

The schedule for QuakeCon 2021 temporarily hinted at the arrival of a “revitalized edition” of Quake. Presumably, a kind of renewed version of Quake will be shown during the event.

“Quake is back,” read the QuakeCon 2021 program, detailing a Quake presentation taking place during this fair. This presentation will be held on Friday, August 20 in honor of the game’s 25th anniversary. Jerk Gustafsson of MachineGames and John Linneman of Digital Foundry will discuss the history of Quake during the panel.

“The pair will also discuss the additional content MachineGames has contributed to this revitalized edition,” the panel’s summary read read. Although the arrival has not yet been officially confirmed, it seems that the studio will release a new Quake version next week. The reference to a “revitalized edition” of Quake was noticed by XboxEra and was removed by the organization of QuakeCon minutes after publication.

On Thursday, August 19, MachineGames and id Software will also hold a panel on Quake, right after the opening ceremony of QuakeCon 2021. It is likely that id Software will also be involved in this eventual revitalized edition of Quake. That wouldn’t be surprising, considering id Software is the original studio behind the Quake franchise. Id Software and MachineGames also work together more often; the latter, for example, today makes games in the Wolfenstein franchise, which also originally comes from id Software.

The reference to a revitalized edition of Quake. Image by Bethesda, via Internet Archive