Quake Champions’ Creative director Tim Willits has talked about its business model during a recent interview with Polygon. Basically, the game can be played two ways.
If you don’t want to pay, you can play the standard version of Quake Champions, in which you can use one character. Otherwise, if you pay for the full version, you can have access to all the features and characters of this title.
At its core, it’s a free-to-play tile with the option to buy the Champion Pack and just get in and play with all the characters
But don’t worry. You will be able to unlock other characters and skins (for a limited amount of time) by spending the in-game currency called “favor”.
This approach will help, according to Willits, enjoying the game without spending real money.
However, Bethesda has announced that Quake Champions closed beta sign ups are now open. If you are interested, you can register here.
Quake Champions will be only available for PC, says the company, because of the limited hardware of the consoles.
You know, Quake Champions, maybe anybody else would’ve been like, ‘No, you have to do it, and it’s got to work on every platform. We were like, ‘No, it’s a PC-only thing. It’s this kind of game. It’s got to have this kind of performance, and it’s going to be on PC full stop.’ We feel very comfortable in making those calls
So there’s no hope to see this title on other platforms besides PC.
Quake Champions is an arena shooter being developed by id Software for PC only.