Being the first in everything is always monumental. It is always historical and that is the achievement and feat that "Quake" has attained. It is irrefutable that id Software boasts of its gains owing to the fact that it is the first-person shooter game in the market for 20 years.
According to Rolling Stone, "Quake" was one of the few games that were influential in the video gaming industry. It might have existed for 20 years and lacked the technological advancements of other games such as "Doom" and "Duke Nukem," but it is still a historical game nonetheless.
It is also speculated that "Quake" carved a path other shooter games. As such "Call of Duty," "Battlefield," "Overwatch," and "Skyrim" are constantly being compared to the original "Quake."
Everything that games are incorporating now has been spearheaded by "Quake." For one, the 20-year-old game dominated the esports features that the present generation of gamers are enjoying today.
— Art of Zan (@art_of_zan) November 1, 2015
"Quake" was the first game that integrated the use of multiplayer specific maps and paved the way for online multiplayer services as well. Given the specs, it is perceived that the game is a historical and epic one.
As "Quake" celebrates its 20th birthday, many gamers are commemorating that legacy that it has sparked. Guidelive mentioned that the legacy of this game is constantly growing, particularly during the QuakeCon since gamers are invited to showcase their best in a day of competition. Id Software's PC gaming convention happens in Dallas every year where the best "Quake" players from all four corners of the globe gather and compete against each other.
KYOUMO GENKI NI QUAKE LIVE!! GOOD GAME! pic.twitter.com/96BvomEodF — takeshi kodai (@CASmukiebi) February 15, 2016
"Quake" and its epic success would always resonate through time and even though other games such as "Call of Duty," "Battlefield," "Overwatch," "Skyrim," "Doom" are existing now, it will always be under the shadow of the first person shooter game ever released on the gaming arena.