Quake Live, which formerly known as Quake Zero, is a new and innovative first-person shooter (FPS) multi-player video game developed by id Software, who is also the creator of popular games such as Doom and Quake. Quake Live is succeeding its predecessor Quake III Arena as a “major league” first-person shooter eSports competition game.
Quake Live is a free version of Quake III: Gold (Quake III and its expansion pack, Team Arena) which is available only through a web browser. Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website. Every element of the Quake Live experience, from finding and playing games to post match stats review and social networking are delivered through a single state-of-the-art website.
To support Quake Live, which has more than 25 maps and various game modes such as “Free for All”, “Team Deathmatch”, “Capture the Flag”, “Clan Areana” and “Instagib”, the game will be financially supported by in-game advertising from IGA Worldwide. Skill-based matchmaking will be powered by a “metagame engine” developed by GaimTheory.
Previously, joining Quake Live game requires an invite, when it entered an invitation-based closed beta in 2008. Beginning from February 24th, 2009, open beta has begun, and everybody and anybody who interests to play Quake Live can register a free player account without any invite. To register for the free Quake Live account, just head to the following URL:
Do note that due to overwhelming response, new registration may place in the queue before activation.