Quake Champions already has Doom’s Doom Slayer and Wolfenstein’s B.J. Blazkowicz as playable characters, but IGN asked developer id Software whether or not it could slowly become the Bethesda equivalent of Super Smash Bros, which they said was “in high consideration.”
“As soon as I got hired on, I was like ‘we’re doing that, right?’” community developer Joshua Boyle told me with a laugh at QuakeCon 2018. “This is something that somehow hasn’t existed in FPS, and we have such a great space for it.”
Last year, studio director Tim Willits notoriously said he’d enjoy seeing Skyrim’s Dragonborn added to Quake while speaking with GameReactor at QuakeCon 2017. During that same interview, he also discussed what it would be like to add Corvo or Emily from Dishonored, or the Vault Dweller from Fallout, but so far none of those ideas have shown up in the actual game.