Does anyone actually remember Quake Arena Arcade?
I believe I bought it myself and NEVER truly played it on my Xbox Live account. I’ve always been a Quake Fan but getting a Quake game on seems crazy since I’ve always had a PC. Quake on Xbox doesn’t seem to support a mouse and keyboard either and that seems nuts to me.
While Quake III has been ported to multiple consoles in the past, A.K.A. the Dreamcast that supported mouse and Keyboard. Quake Arena Arcade doesn’t seem to provide the same. As far as I’m aware the Xbox 360 didn’t support a keyboard and mouse out of the box.
Quake Xbox 360
It was very cool that Quake III arrived on the Xbox 360 in some form. Quake wars also made it on the Xbox 360 as well. Eventually I’ll be making a video and article on it.
This version of Quake III was very polished and had some updated graphics and seemed to run very well. I don’t think it was very popular on Xbox.
At least among my friends at the time, the only “Arena Shooter” I could get anyone to play would’ve been Halo.
Using the Xbox 360 controller trying to strafe jump feels very unnaturally to me. Strafing doesn’t perform quite as well using k/b and mouse.
Quake 3 Video Game
Quake 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. Playing on PC fragging strangers on Q3DM17 on the demo for hours on end. Until I was able to get a full copy of the game.
It seemed strange that Quake III was even released on the Xbox 360 in the first place. This version of the game came out WAY later than the initial release and there was a PS2 version of Quake 3.
Your best bet to experience Quake 3 in 2020 is to either get the game and download the ioquake 3 engine. Or, get Quake Live on steam.
Quake Arena Arcade Conclusion
Quake III on the Xbox 360 was a pretty awesome idea. I’m not sure why they haven’t tried to put the latest quake, Quake Champions on any consoles at all. We have games like Overwatch and Paladins doing just fine on consoles.
It would make sense to try to reach that market as well.
Maybe it is because Quake requires so much precise precision and fast reflexs. That a Console Controller cannot provide like a good wired mouse.