StarCraft Remastered now available; free on PC and Mac
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StarCraft Remastered now available; free on PC and Mac


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Original story: Blizzard used the weekend to confirm StarCraft Remastered, a 4K, 1080p reworking of the popular RTS title on PC.

Available in the Australian winter, StarCraft Remastered will also support online multiplayer through the Blizzard App, formerly known as Battle.net.

StarCraft remains very popular, especially in Korea,” Senior Producer, Pete Stilwell, told PCGamer.

“It’s doing so despite legacy Battle.net’s ageing infrastructure, and from the client perspective, graphics, compatibility, and online features that are not up to modern standards. We decided this was going to be our love letter to the SC die-hards. So while the team dusted off the repos, rebuilt the pipeline, and rediscovered the codebase, we also spent hundreds of hours connecting with passionate and proactive folks all over the globe: The ones who have been keeping this game going. They gave us insight into the add-ons, game servers, and defined what made Brood War, Brood War.”

The original StarCraft, alongside its Brood War expansion, will go free-to-play on PC later this month with version 1.18. Those with data from this version of the game will be able to transfer it to StarCraft Remastered upon its release.

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