Why Quake Champions Didn’t Leave Early Access When It Went Free-to-Play

Quake Champions became fully free-to-play this weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s done yet. The arena FPS is still in Steam Early Access, and developer id Software tells IGN that they aren’t quite ready to take that label off.

“I’d say we were at a crawl

and we’re at a walk now,” community developer Joshua Boyle told me at QuakeCon 2018. While tons of performance improvements and new content has been added, Boyle said they didn’t want to leave Early Access “until we get to the point where we’re at a sprint.”

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