Quake Live launches on Steam

Id's fast-paced free-to-download shooter expands.

Id Software's fast-paced first-person shooter Quake Live launches on Steam today.

It unlocks in about 10 hours as a free-to-play title.

The system requirements are light, as you'd expect of a four-year-old shooter that was once a browser game. They are as follows:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Processor or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX or better, ATI Radeon 8500 or better, Intel i915 chipset or better 1024x600 resolution
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series or better, ATI Radeon X1800 series or better 1920x1080 resolution
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard

For the re-launch on Steam id has made a number of controversial changes to the established Quake Live gameplay - some of which have upset veteran players.

Last month the developer addressed that concern, saying the changes were an attempt to bring Quake to a wider audience "who could experience, appreciate, and fall in love with all that it has to offer"

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