‘StarCraft’ and ‘StarCraft: Brood War’ Free Download Ahead of ‘StarCraft: Remastered’

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 04/20/17 06:15PM EDT

Downloading an old-time favorite video game "StarCraft" and its expansion "StarCraft: Brood War" is now free! "StarCraft invites us once again to relive the video game of the 90s and get to relive the experience one more time. But this time, no more fees, just plain game experience.

"StarCraft" and "StarCraft: Brood War"

Ahead of the release of "StarCraft®: Remastered" which is scheduled for release this coming summer, StarCraft released a free copy of StarCraft along with its expansion pack "StarCraft: Brood War" last April 19. Along with these two installers, Blizzard also made additional upgrades, updates and bug fixes on the game to ensure the quality of the game will adjust to new PC hardware specifications.

In addition, tweaks and supports were incorporated on "StarCraft: Brood War" Patch 1.18. The adjustments include a full screen or windowed mode, UTF-8 support, Observer mode among others.

"StarCraft Remastered"

"StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard's DNA-its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it's been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years," said Blizzard's CEO and co-founder Michael Morhaime as posted by WCCFTech. He added, "With StarCraft Remastered, we're modernizing the original game's visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond."

As posted on StarCraft, there are a lot of enhancements made on "StarCraft Remastered". This includes detailed visuals and changing zoom views whichever you deem necessary, and a remastered original soundtrack and dialogue. Additionally, there will be illustrated interludes telling the story of struggles and victories of Artanis, Fenix, Tassadar, Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan.

"StarCraft" was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and released for Windows on March 31, 1998. The expansion pack "StarCraft: Brood War" was released months later, on Nov. 30, 1998. There is no specific release date yet for "StarCraft: Remastered" but Blizzard has scheduled it for Q2 of 2017.

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