Following rumours that Bethesda was planning to release a remaster of Quake 2 at some point this month, the game has been announced today as part of QuakeCon 2023, and it's available right now on Xbox Game Pass!

"Developed by id Software in 1997, Quake II is a critically acclaimed first-person shooter that introduces an entirely new science fiction narrative and setting. Now, experience the authentic, enhanced and complete version of the original."

This upgraded version of Quake 2 comes with high-definition widescreen support, enhanced models, improved enemy animations and gore, enhanced cinematics, anti-aliasing, depth of field, up to 4K/120FPS support, and much more.

It also features both of the original mission packs (The Reckoning and Ground Zero), an all-new expansion called "Call of the Machine" featuring 28 campaign levels and a multiplayer deathmatch map, and a free version of Quake 2 64.

Better yet, this new version of Quake 2 includes online and local multiplayer support across its co-op and versus modes, and all of this is accessible via crossplay! There's also bot support for online and offline deathmatches.

Supports four-player local split-screen multiplayer on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Supports eight-player local split-screen multiplayer on Xbox Series S and X.

Quake 2 is available to play right now with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming, or you can pick it up at the low, low price of just £7.99 / $9.99. Enjoy!

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