Remastered StarCraft and Brood War Expansion Out Now With 4K Support
The original StarCraft brought an interesting sci-fi atmosphere to the real-time strategy genre, and while the game is approaching 20 years old, its legacy lives on in the relatively recent sequel StarCraft II and Blizzard’s multiplayer spinoff Heroes of the Storm, where quite a few StarCraft characters are featured. These two popular projects have surely pushed new fans to revisit the first game, but players with more modern sensibilities may find the game a bit dated when compared to newer RTS entries. For that reason, Blizzard has remastered StarCraft and its Brood War expansion into one package, the aptly titled StarCraft Remastered.
One of the most notable changes the updated game includes is a complete graphical overhaul, with artwork looking crispier than ever and sporting native 4K and widescreen support. Other fan-requested improvements include remastered audio, HD resolution cutscenes, and a new matchmaking feature for competitive multiplayer matches.
There are plenty for purists to enjoy as well, as those who wish for a more traditional StarCraft experience can do so by switching out the new upgrades and reverting back the old-school visuals with a single button press, similar to the remastered Halo games. A comparison between the two modes can be seen in the screenshots below.
StarCraft Remastered is available today (August 14) for $15 USD on the Battle.net website and will include the Brood War expansion for no extra cost. For those without the necessary funds, or just want to play the original un-remastered StarCraft, Blizzard released the classic game for free alongside a big update earlier this year.
Now that Activision Blizzard has expressed interest in updating past games, what other 90s-era titles should be given the remaster treatment? Should the Warcraft series be next? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on the Twitter for more of the latest gaming news stories from around the web 24 hours a day! If more Blizzard news is what you’re craving, check out these next few links below:
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