StarCraft And StarCraft: Brood War Are Now Free

Posted: Apr 19 2017, 10:54am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are Now Free
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  • 20 years after its release StarCraft is now legally free!

The original 1998 version of the game is now free before the digitally re-mastered version is released

Good news for every game enthusiast who always heard about the classical StarCraft but never had the funds to purchase it. The original version of StarCraft which was released back in 1998 is now available for free.

Legally anyone can download the original version of the game along with the Brood War expansion from the official Blizzard website. The news was originally announced by Blizzard back at the end of March but the actual day is finally here. Now everyone can get their hands on StarCraft.

The free versions can be played on both PC and Mac processors. A week ago the game would have cost $10-15 but not anymore. The news comes just a few months before the game will be re-released after undergoing a digitally remastered treatment.

According to Blizzard (via TechCrunch), not only is the game free now but the original version will also have an improved anti-cheat system. StarCraft will have improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Similarly Blizzard also claims to have fixed a bug which had been plaguing them for a long-time in the form of the 1.18 update for the game.

On the other hand the remastered version of the game will be compatible with modern gaming systems in terms of graphics and audio. Rumor has it the remastered version of StarCraft will feature 4K graphics and certain online surprises.

Obviously when the remastered version is released the old StarCraft will seem ancient but until the release fans can have fun with the free version. Not to mention the by making the original version free, the series is sure to garner quite a few more fans.

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