Developer Id Software Publisher Bethesda Format PC Release TBA
There’s some discontent at the way Quake is being reborn as a hero shooter, but it’s hard to imagine Id’s pacy arena gunplay being reincarnated in any other way. And for all that Doom called back to the twitchy flow of ’90s PC shooters, it came loaded with progression systems, collectibles and a multiplayer mode. Either way, Doom’s glorious return has earned Id no end of goodwill and, for now, the benefit of the doubt, too. As if to assuage any lingering doubts about who
Champions is aimed at, Id says it will be PC-exclusive. In fact, it will run at a constant 120Hz, designed to accommodate what the studio describes as the “inhuman” skills of the PC-playing elite. Consider our interest piqued, but there’ll be a wait: character balance is a new challenge for Id and the studio expects the game to be in closed beta for a long time.