Blizzard Releases StarCraft For Free Nearly 20 Years After Its Debut
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Blizzard just released StarCraft and the Brood War expansion at no cost to anyone who cares to download one or both. What's the catch? There really is not much of one—Blizzard is working on a remastered version with updated 4K graphics and audio, and when that releases, the original StarCraft will officially be dated. With that being the case, it makes good business sense to try and attract a new generation of gamers, some of which might end up purchasing the remastered edition.
The latest update to StarCraft not only makes the game free for everyone, it also brings with it some additional features and improvements, such as autosaving for replays, an Observer mode, improved anticheat capabilities, and more. On top of that, Blizzard stomped out a handful of bugs, including one that was affecting LAN game discovery. LAN and Battle.net fixes are included, too.
If you want to revisit StarCraft (or try it out for the first time), hit the Blizzard link here and have fun!
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