Warcraft, Warcraft II Now Available On GOG With Updated Features (VIDEO)
GOG’s recent re-release of Diablo has been a welcome addition among fans as it finally saw the series’ first entry make the modern jump to digital. An updated version of this classic PC title was only the beginning, as the company has now extended the same to two more entries of Blizzard’s classic catalogue: Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition.
As part of the series’ upcoming 25th anniversary celebration, the first two Warcraft games are now available via GOG.com, the latest as part of the storefront’s partnership with Blizzard Entertainment. An official announcement confirms re-releases of the original games as well as the sequel’s Tides of Darkness and the Beyond the Dark Portal expansions are set to arrive in an updated capacity, able to launch DRM-free on modern operating systems and packed with optional additional features.
The first part of the legendary series plays and feels just like the original from 1994, it’s just updated to run flawlessly on modern operating systems. Warcraft II Battle.net Edition, similarly to the release of first Diablo on GOG.COM, comes in two versions, which you can choose from the launcher. The classic one allows for the authentic experience and a fully functional multiplayer with Blizzard’s Battle.net online gaming service. The updated version comes with a number of fixes to provide full compatibility with modern machines as well as hi-resolution support and upscaling.”
Following this release of the first two games, the series’ third entry Warcraft III is also heading out to PC once more in the form of a newly “Reforged” edition. This overhauled iteration of the original is aiming to remaster both Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne, but with added modern sensibilities such as integrated lore and support for 4K resolution. Though not scheduled for a full release just yet, a beta was previously teased to arrive sometime in “early 2019.”
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