QUAKE LIVE no longer beta, adds two subscription options

by: Chad -
You can stick a fork in QUAKE LIVE; it's done.  id Software has announced that QUAKE LIVE is officially out of beta.  Gamers interested can go to the site and play for free as long as they want.  Those interested in expanding and enhancing their experience can choose from one of two subscription models: Premium and Pro.  

Premium Subscription ($1.99 / month)
  • Access 20 premium only maps at launch (more to come)
  • Freeze Tag game mode
  • Exclusive premium awards
  • Create a clan and join five separate clans
  • Custom profile wallpaper
  • Match statistics stored for six months
Pro Subscription ($3.99 / month) - every in Premium, plus:
  • Start your own server (specify a location, game mode and invite others)
  • Invite 3 free-to-play members to play on a Premium map
  • Exclusive pro awards
  • Create a clan and join ten separate clans
  • Match statistics stored for a year
Adding these on top of the existing free-to-play option looks like a good amount of options and value.  All of the details can be found at the official site for QUAKE LIVE!
ID INTRODUCES TWO QUAKE LIVE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES
QUAKE LIVE ‘Premium’ and ‘Pro’ Packages Available Today

August 6, 2010 (Rockville, MD) - id Software LLC, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that QUAKE LIVE™ has exited beta and ‘Premium’ and ‘Pro’ subscriptions will be available later today. QUAKE LIVE, a free-to-play first person shooter that can be played in a web browser, now offers players the ability to enhance their current free-to-play experience.

The Premium Subscription, which can be purchased for $1.99 per month, billed annually, includes:

· Access to 20 QUAKE LIVE Premium only maps at launch with more to come. Premium maps are a combination of brand new maps and frequently requested community favorites from previous QUAKE games such as Aerowalk, Theater of Pain, Japanese Castles, and Realm of Steel Rats;
· An all new ‘Freeze Tag’ game mode;
· Exclusive premium level awards;
· Create your own clan and join up to five separate clans;
· Custom QUAKE LIVE profile wallpaper; and
· Match statistics stored for six months.

The Pro Subscription, which can be purchased for $3.99 per month, billed annually, includes all of the premium subscription features as well as:

· The ability to start your own game server, specify a server location, determine the game mode and invite who you want to join you;
· With the Pro Subscription, you can invite three friends with Standard level memberships to play with you in any Premium level map;
· Exclusive pro awards;
· Create your own clan and join up to ten separate clans; and
· Match statistics stored for 12 months.

The QUAKE LIVE ‘Standard’ version is still free to play and includes friend lists, access to one clan, matchmaking, and stats tracking delivered through a web browser with more than 40 arenas and five game modes.

To create a QUAKE LIVE account and for more information please visit: http://www.quakelive.com.

About id Software:

id Software LLC, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, QUAKE LIVE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

About ZeniMax Media Inc:
ZeniMax Media Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software company and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software –include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM, QUAKE, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein and RAGE. For more information on ZeniMax Media products, visit www.zenimax.com. ZeniMax, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, Brink, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout is a trademark or registered trademark of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.
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