A game that first came out in 2005 is getting a re-release later this year. Bethesda Softworks has announced that Quake IV will be returning to retail stores on June 19th for the low price of $19.99 for the PC and Xbox 360 in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Benelux territories. The US and Canada will also see the Xbox 360 version re-released in stores. The PC port is already available for sale on Steam.
The original version was published by Activision and was co-developed by Quake's creators id Software along with Raven Software. The game was basically a continuation of the storyline from Quake II where humans fought against the alien Strogg on their home planet. It used id Software's Doom III engine (now known as id Tech 4).
The original Xbox 360 version of Quake IV also included an Xbox 360 port of Quake II as a bonus. It is not currently known if the re-released version will also have Quake II. Also, the 2005 Xbox 360 port was heavily criticized at the time for poor framerates. We have emailed Bethesda Softworks to find out if there have been any changes or bug fixes in the re-released version that would deal with the original's framerate problems.
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