But with a whatchamacallit, the option to pay money to get more stuff. In the name of all the champions for you to play with from day one in a conveniently titled 'Champions Pack'. In speaking with Polygon
, id Software's Creative Director Tim Willits stated that Quake Champions is “at its core, a free-to-play game." Which, isn't all that surprising.
Currently a PC exclusive, Quake Champions looks to bring the classic multiplayer FPS franchise into the modern era. And free-to-play is certainly one way to go. As is the introduction of different Champions with unique moves and abilities for people play with.
The decision to go this route is to ensure that a wider audience gets access to the game, whilst giving fans of the series the option to get the full experience from day one. For those that go the free-to-play route, apparently the easy to acquire currency called Favor can be used to unlock additional Champions for a limited time in addition to other stuff like cosmetics.
Quake Champions is currently accepting sign-ups
for its upcoming Closed Beta.