This is according to a sighting by PCGamer in which they spotted mention of a possible remaster of the original game in Bethesda’s QuakeCon 2021 schedule. The event, which is currently set for the 19th of August, mentioned a listing for a “Let’s Talk Quake” event on Saturday morning. There was also mention of a “revitalized” version of the original game released in 1996.
According to the description, “Quake is back, in this special stream John Linneman from Digital Foundry talks to Jerk Gustafsson of Machine Games about the title’s iconic legacy and what it meant to both of them. The pair will also discuss the additional content Machine Games have contributed to this revitalized edition.”
The listing has since been amended but not before it was archived. It is unclear what this could mean, but some have speculated that Bethesda could be interested in re-releasing the game. The publication notes that “revitalized” doesn’t necessarily mean a remaster, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Until Bethesda makes an official announcement, try not to get your hopes up just yet.