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Quake Live announced

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Ad supported, free-to-play title


The new free-to-play game, Quake Live, has been announced by id Software. Quake Live will join the recently announced Battlefield Heroes in the new free-to-play ad supported games for the PC platform. The game will be launched through the quakelive.com central Website.

Quake Live will offer matchmaking, stats, friends’ lists, as well as the normal amount of Quake mayhem that you have come to expect from the Quake series. Id Software has teamed with IGA Worldwide, who is the same company that was providing the advertising content for Battlefield 2142.

No additional details were available during the GDC announcement of Quake Live, but more information will be coming soon.  We are forced to wonder what kind of draw these new play-for-free titles will have for PC users, since they are ad supported, and many players have already indicated that they are against the advertising in the video games on the PC. We also have to think that this is starting to be a trend that could continue on the PC, as developers look for new ways to increase the revenue that they can draw from a title on a long term basis.

Last modified on 21 February 2008
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