Before the end of 2013 Quake Live was a first-person shooter video game by id Software designed to run on x86-based computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux that was downloaded and launched via a web browser plug-in. On November 7, 2013 it was announced that Quake Live will drop browser support and become a standalone game. Windows is the only platform supported in the standalone version.
Quake Live is free to download and play. Additionally, there are subscription options that include more arenas, game types and game server options. One of those premium features is to allow players to spawn their own server.
It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena, and is the second game in the Quake series to have a "Teen" rating from the ESRB, the first being Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.