Quake Live Premium Subscription Planned

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A premium subscription service for Quake Live is on the way to the free online game, according to id founder John Carmack.

During his QuakeCon keynote address, Carmack explained to the crowd that in-game advertising was not enough to support the web-based title. "The in-game advertising stuff has not been big business," he admitted. "That's not going to be able to carry the project."

Quake Live subscriptions will allow players to configure and run their own private servers for the shooter. Carmack also noted that the game will never go entirely pay-to-play.

"Quake Live is gonna be Quake Live for the foreseeable future," he said. "It's only just now that we're going to be able to put it to the test."

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    August 14, 2009 12:35 PM

    They also announced it will be coming to Mac and Linux soon as well. All they need now is mod support for old Q3 games and that would be the greatest thing ever.

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      August 14, 2009 12:40 PM

      The availability for OSX is announced since day zero - I checked. So far, no luck for us gamers without a PC box.

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        August 14, 2009 12:46 PM

        We're you not paying attention to Day 1 of QuakeCon yesterday???

        Carmack announced Quake Live for Mac AND Linux launching Tuesday