StarCraft Remastered has been announced recently, which aims to bring back the popular classic game running in a modern-day graphics. The HD version is expected to be released later this year. However, that does not mean the original game will be phased out as Blizzard recently announced an upcoming free update for the game. The future StarCraft patch brings updated features and several new game additions.
According to WCCFTech, StarCraft 1.18 update is now available in the PTR for players to try it out. It was released by Blizzard a few hours ago, which provided players an opportunity to test the brand new features arriving at the game. These functions include option customization keybindings, improved gameplay responsiveness, Observer mode and more.
The patch notes for the latest StarCraft update also reveal new features such as windowed fullscreen or windowed mode, option to display actions per minute along with game time. In addition, players can now autosave their replays.
The original game also received several improvements aside from the new game additions. The UI layout in Battle.net sections are now improved. The game's anti cheat capabilities, the mechanism of open lobbies within the Join Game section were also developed. Players using the latest operating systems should not worry further as the most recent update has upgraded the compatibility of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 OS.
StarCraft was also updated to a new OpenGL backend. This new game update should help players prepare for what the upcoming StarCraft Remastered will offer. Bringing this new game patch for free is a great move by Blizzard promoting the premium version of the game. As of now, the company has not yet released further details regarding StarCraft Remastered particularly on its price and possible future DLCs.
StarCraft is a favorite classic real-time strategy game that was released in 1998 owned and developed by Blizzard Entertainment.