Blizzard is hoping to freshen up one of its oldest IPs. The developer revealed today that coming this summer, one of the most iconic real-time strategy games would be getting a make over. Here comes StarCraft: Remastered.
The Original is Getting a Facelift.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, made the announcement earlier today:
“StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA—its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it’s been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years. With StarCraft: Remastered, we’re modernizing the original game’s visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond.”
As stated by Morhaime, the goal with StarCraft: Remastered is to leave the core gameplay experience as it is. Blizzard just intends to souped up the look and sound of the title, while also modernizing its online infrastructure. The title will be upgraded to support “4K Ultra High Definition” and will include all the content through the StarCraft: Brood War expansion.
The new edition of the game is planned for PC and Mac at this point. Neither the exact release date or a price point have been revealed as of yet. Head to https://starcraft.com/en-us/ to get a good look first hand at how the older and newer version vary from one another.