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 Console. One without mouse and keyboard support 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 3 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 amongst 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 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.
Itt 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.