"By retiring our services and subscription service, all players now have the same benefits and features in-game," id Software wrote on Quake Live's Steam page.
"All players can participate in map voting processes, have full access to customize their game to the same degree as others, and have the ability to run their own Listen Servers and configure their matches to their own liking."If you already have Quake Live installed on Steam, you can continue to play without needing to pay.
Previously, Quake Live was offered for free with the option to buy a subscription that unlocked various extras.
That subscription has now been replaced with a one-time price for new players.
In the event that you bought a Quake Live subscription but did not actually download the game before October 27, you can contact customer support to get things sorted out.
Quake Live also now supports the suite of Steamworks features, including voice chat, server browser, achievements, anti-cheat, trading cards, workshop, and statistics.
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id Software's PC game Quake Live has changed business models.
The change officially took place October 27, about 21 months after the game first arrived on Steam back in January 2014.
"By retiring our services and subscription service, all players now have the same benefits and features in-game," the team says.
The move also erases all previous game data, which, for some players, is five years' worth of clan-building and killing.
While breaking up clans and friends that have potentially been together for years is bad enough, it stops being a problem of just not liking change when people who have paid for a service are locked out of it.
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