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StarCraft Remastered with support for 4K UHD officially announced, original game to be made free this week

Blizzard has announced StarCraft: Remastered, an updated version of StarCraft 1 and its expansion Brood War, which will feature new graphics textures, along with support for 4K Ultra HD monitors. The news comes after rumours of the same were spotted in Korea, where StarCraft has a massive fan following.

StarCraft Remastered
Finally you can play the game without the annoying black bars on the side, and also have better portraits, menu, etc. You can zoom out and zoom in, enjoy the new revised audio with the re-recorded versions of the original soundtrack and dialogue. The game will also support online multiplayer.

Here are a few screenshots comparing the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Remastered versions.

Starcraft original Starcraft new UHD

Starcraft original 2 Starcraft new UHD 2

Starcraft original 3 Starcraft new UHD 3

Starcraft original 4 Starcraft new UHD 4

You can view animated comparisons of the above screens at the official Starcraft website.

It is not clear how much the Starcraft Remastered edition will cost, but we could see it priced similar to the original Anthology.

If you think that a game which was originally released in 1998, getting a remake after 17 years is unbelievable, wait till you hear this.

The original classic version of the game, StarCraft: Brood War will be made free for all gamers to enjoy. The transition of StarCraft Anthology, will happen later this week, while we wait for the game to be updated to Version 1.18. This new update will add support for Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10, along with a slew of bug fixes, ability to rebind keys, observer mode, anti-cheat measures, etc.