Many players were surprised (and some were enraged) by today's news.
"So my old user name is gone, my clans are gone, the match browser is absolutely useless, everything looks all ♥♥♥♥ed up.
All players can participate in map voting processes, have full access to customize their game to the same degree as others, and have the ability to run their own Listen Servers and configure their matches to their own liking."Players wishing to have more control over how they play now also have new callvote options, allowing them to opt into some of our newer gameplay mechanics such as Starting Weapons, Global Ammo, and Item Timers.
's transition to Steamworks, which allows players to use their Steam display names in-game, receive Steam stats and achievements, and download new content through the Steam Workshop.
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id Software's PC game Quake Live has changed business models.
"Today marks a new beginning for Quake Live," id Software said.
Quake Live, arguably the most enduring free-to-play first-person shooter, is no longer free-to-play.
"We hope all players enjoy soaking in our new UI, in-game settings menus, spectating features, UTF-8 text chat, True Type Font support, Workshop, and our Stats API.
Store | Hub | Steam DB | Site Developer: id Software Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Genre: Action Languages: English Tags: FPS (331), Multiplayer (306), Classic (297), Arena Shooter (293), Fast-Paced (247), Action (239), Shooter (218), e-sports (171), Competitive (160), First-Person (136), Difficult (92), Cult Classic (37), Funny (19), Parkour (14), Survival (10)Category: Single-player, Multi-player, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, Steam Workshop, Partial Controller Support, Steam Cloud, Stats Release date: Sep 17, 2014 Price: .99 Score rank: 49% Userscore: 81% Old userscore: 83% Owners: 2,539,278 ± 43,447Players in the last 2 weeks: 19,763 ± 3,844 (0.78%)Players total: 1,347,420 ± 31,693 (53.06%)Followers: 28,712Peak concurrent players yesterday: 599Peak on Twitch yesterday: 129 viewers, 4 channels You Tube stats: 3,345 views and 59 comments for videos uploaded last week, 2 new videos uploaded yesterday.
"By retiring our services and subscription service, all players now have the same benefits and features in-game," id Software wrote on Quake Live's Steam page.