Quake Live goes public, Quake III iPhone port in the works

— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2009

As scheduled, id Software opened up the Quake Live beta to the public late yesterday. The browser-based multiplayer shooter (and Quake III: Arena redux) is now accessible through www.quakelive.com.

To play, you'll need to sign up with your name and e-mail address, download the browser plug-in (Firefox and Internet Explorer for Windows only), then set up your character. After that, you'll be invited to play a training match against a bot, which will assess your fragging proficiency for skill-matching in proper multiplayer games. When you start looking for a server, you'll be able to choose a game either at or above your skill level.

In related news, id Software's John Carmack told the folks at the MTV Multiplayer blog that he's working on a version of Quake III for the iPhone. The game is up and running on the handset, he says, although it needs "a new redesign of the render [sic] to make it fast enough to be really good playing on the iPhone." Carmack adds that some Quake Live elements could make their way into the game, thus creating "more of a modern 'Quake III Arena' based on the 'Quake Live' work. Which would be pretty cool." (Thanks to Shacknews for the link.)

Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
Top contributors
1. BIF - $340 2. Ryu Connor - $250 3. mbutrovich - $250
4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200 5. End User - $150 6. Captain Ned - $100
7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100 8. Bill Door - $100 9. ericfulmer - $100
10. dkanter - $100
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.