QuakeCon 2022 has officially been announced, and just like in past years, it will be a digital-only event. The bad news is that means no face-to-face meetups in Dallas yet again – but the good news is that everyone around the world can still participate. It’s set to take place from 18 August to 20 August this year, with a whole range of activities planned for the three-day streaming showcase.
So far, we don’t know exactly what the team have planned – but we do know the show will largely be a celebration of all things Quake. The long-running id Software shooter series has a starry history, one that brings together an array of fans on an annual basis.
That said, past shows have played host to a number of game reveals and surprise announcements, including looks at other Bethesda-owned games. While the show does tend to focus on Quake, last year’s show also spotlighted new looks at Deathloop, Fallout 76, DOOM and Skyrim, so expect a range at this year’s show.
Beyond Quake, it’s likely we’ll get looks at Bethesda’s upcoming space adventure Starfield, and potentially some other spicy game reveals.
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According to the official announcement, QuakeCon 2022 will feature a fresh streaming programming, online meetups for fans, giveaways, charity opportunities, a bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) virtual tournament, and other events which will be announced closer to August.
The announcement also made clear that there are plans for QuakeCon to return in-person in 2023.
Given the ever-evolving health situation around the world, these plans are likely tentative for now, but stay tuned for more details. Should next year’s event go ahead in-person, Bethesda are currently planning a massive BYOC tournament, ‘wild contests’ and a ‘ton’ of game and hardware previews.
While fans wait for the long-anticipated event to return, they’ll be kept entertained and ‘in the loop’ via this year’s digital QuakeCon. We’ll likely hear more about the show schedule as we head towards 18-20 August 2022.