QUAKE LIVE exits beta, id readies Premium and Pro subscription packages

QUAKE LIVE, id Software’s browser-based version of Quake III, has exited beta and will have ‘Premium’ and ‘Pro’ subscription packages launching later today. The game will still be free to play, so think of the packages as ways to augment your fragging 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.

Official Site: QuakeLive.com

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