Quake Live Getting New Maps, Rewards And Leaderboards To Return


Posted May 5, 2009 - By Patrick Klepek

Quake Live Getting New Maps, Rewards And Leaderboards To Return

You haven't forgotten about Quake Live, have you? id Software's browser-based shooter made a big splash a few months ago, with the company quietly upgrading and tweaking Quake Live as its beta moves forward.

The next major content update for Quake Live is the middle of this month, and id Software recently took to their message boards to explain what's coming.

The biggest upgrade is new maps. "The roll-out of this update will include the first of a series of new maps that we'll be releasing over a period of many weeks," teased Quake Live executive producer Marty Stratton. "This is where I'm going to leave things pretty vague so that we can do more to promote these as we're releasing them. We have a variety of arenas for every game type and a few of them may surprise you."

Gamers like myself, however, haven't even been able to try Quake Live. id Software promised Mac and Linux versions were coming, but porting to both platforms has proven "more difficult than expected, but we're getting close." There's still no release date for Quake Live for Mac or Linux, but given that id Software expects to be playing around with each version this month internally, it can't be far off.

If you've already been playing Quake Live, though, you might've been upset when awards (i.e. achievements) and learderboard were yanked from the game because they weren't working properly. Stratton said they're close to being able to rollout a solution and it's possible both of them could be re-implemented this month. Leaderboards will return first, with awards following soon after.

Quake Live fanatics can read up on more of Stratton's promises for the future of Quake Live on the official message boards.

What I'm more interested in knowing is if anyone's still playing Quake Live. Fess up!

Quake Live Getting New Maps, Rewards And Leaderboards To Return


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