Bethesda re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360

Bethesda is re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360, as part of its effort to put its mark on id Software titles following the studio acquisition.

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Bethesda is continuing to get its ducks in a row, with the announcement today that it will be re-releasing Quake 4 to retail. The Xbox 360 launch title will come from its new publisher on June 19 for $19.99.

The official details, including European countries that will get the re-release, can be found on the Bethesda Blog. So why is Bethesda putting out a seven-year-old game at a budget price? Originally, Quake 4 was published by Activision, back when developer id Software wasn't tied down. Now that Bethesda has snatched up the studio, it's been keen to put its mark on its new property. The studio re-released Doom for Xbox Live Arcade earlier this year too.

For what it's worth, Quake 4 got a generally positive reception back when it was released. A game from 2005 might not hold up perfectly, but for a budget price you could probably do worse.

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    April 11, 2012 4:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Bethesda re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360.

    Bethesda is re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360, as part of its effort to put its mark on id Software titles following the studio acquisition.

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      April 11, 2012 4:41 PM

      It is pretty obvious that this is the result of a subsequent deal between Bethesda and Activision not directly related to the id acquisition(but obviously a result of that). Quake 4 was originally published by Activision, not only that it was developed by Raven which is Activision owned.

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      April 11, 2012 5:04 PM

      i don't remember finishing quake 4, but i know the hours i did put into it i enjoyed.

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        April 12, 2012 7:29 AM

        Same here, I can't say exactly why I didn't finish it though, it was a pretty good game.

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          April 12, 2012 7:57 AM

          I didn't like the on rails vehicle stuff. That's why I quit but I always meant to go back to it.....

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      April 11, 2012 5:18 PM

      Confusing title ... Yenimax is the parent company , bethesda has nothing do do with id except publishing with the bethesda softworks label.

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      April 12, 2012 3:25 AM

      This would be worth picking up if they have fixed the framerate issues. Should run at a solid 60fps considering the age of the engine.