A Smash Bros. style arena shooter for Bethesda properties? Yes please.
While we’ve already seen characters from other franchises in Quake Champions, such as the Doom Slayer from, well, DOOM, and William “BJ” Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, we’ve always wondered if more characters from different series would show up in the game. And it’s always seemed like a possibility- after all, the people over at id Software have stated in the past that they would like to see more characters from Bethesda titles crossing over into the online shooter. Now, in a recent interview, id’s Community Developer Joshua Boyle has also spoken more about the possibility of bringing characters from Bethesda’s games.
While speaking with IGN, it certainly seemed like Boyle was keen about bringing crossover characters to the game. He stated that there is currently no FPS title with crossover characters, and there definitely seems to be a market for that. He also discussed bringing in some very unique maps to the game as well. As of now, neither of these prospects are out of the realm of possibility.
Boyle stated, “As soon as I got hired on, I was like ‘we’re doing that, right?’… This is something that somehow hasn’t existed in FPS, and we have such a great space for it… Arena [shooters] aren’t that different than how it is in Smash, where it’s like ‘this is the theme of Animal Crossing or this is the theme of that game,’ but we haven’t gone too nuts yet with maps at all, and I’m not saying we will or we won’t. I think already the proof is in the pudding, in the sense that we’re not just stuck to all these different Quake franchise [characters] that are from different iterations of Quake. We’ve already got Doom and we’ve already got B.J. in, which are obviously id pillars, right? It’s definitely not out of the realm of possibility that, you know — Bethesda and ZeniMax have a very wide umbrella that we’re all under. It’s definitely, I’d say, in high consideration.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if there are further developments regarding varied maps and crossover characters in Quake Champions. The game is currently in Early Access on Steam, but about a month ago, was free to download (permanently) for a week’s duration. Did you get in on it? Tell us in your comments.