Blizzard has announced this week that they are working on the StarCraft Remastered. The game will come with 4K support, improved audio, and a new expansion.
However, Blizzard doesn’t want players to wait too much, so they’ve stated that from now on players will be able to download the first StarCraft free game on PC.
The game, whose size is only 1.5 GB, is a PTR version at the moment, and it’s fully compatible Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
You can download the first StarCraft free here.
This is part of the patch notes:
1.18 Patch Notes
- Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between.
- Added the option to customize keybindings.
- Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus.
- Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types.
- Added options to display actions per minute.
- Added Observer mode.
- Added opponent information when joining a game lobby.
- Added autosaving for replays.
- Added an option to display the game timer.
- Added UPnP support.
- Updated to a new OpenGL backend.
- Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net.
- Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections.
- Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.
- Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
- Improved anticheat capabilities.
- Improved installation and patching performance.
StarCraft is a strategy video game released by Blizzard for PC in 1998; it takes inspiration from the StarCraft novels, and it’s one of the most sold games for PC in the world (more than 11 million copies sold in 2009).
The StarCraft remastered will be releasing for PC and Mac this summer. Stay-tuned to know more on the franchise!