Quake is not a new franchise, by any stretch of the imagination. There has been the original title, Quake II, Quake II Arena, Quake 4, and in 2007 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. There was the Ultimate Quake title, which had the first three titles bundled together and in 2002, there was a mobile phone version. The Strogg came into play in QII and in Q4 the battle was taken from Earth to the Strogg homeworld. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (ETQW) brings back the initial invasion of the Earth in an objective-based first-person shooter setting that features dynamic bots to fill in as team members in single-player action and a solid online component with up to 16 players on the side of the GDF or Strogg battling in objective-based scenarios.
Activision, along with id Software, Nerve Software and Underground Software, hosted a hands-on media event in San Francisco on April 15 to unveil the next-gen console iterations of ETQW. GameZone was on hand for the event, which features a taste of the single-player game and then a barrage of multiplayer games.