The second the title credits rolled on id’s reboot of DOOM, all I could think of was how great it would be if there was a similarly faithful remake of QUAKE. And then Quake Champions was announced. With classes.
Still, I’m prepared to give it a shot. And while id’s latest video doesn’t show how the game works in action, it does at least explain a little about how the classes operate.
It’s a quick two minute primer on the champions in the Quake reboot. The two main takeaways is each character’s “active ability” — namely the option to either teleport, phase out, activate a Widowmaker-style x-ray vision, or charge.
There’s no word on whether the abilities are restricted to each character, but it seems likely given the way Willits talks that each of the classes has different attributes.
More about the game will be revealed at Quakecon, which kicks off from August 4.