Blizzard has announced a remastered version of the original StarCraft.
The game is fully remastered visually, supports thirteen languages, has Blizzard Friends and Matchmaking online functionality, as well as revised dialogue and audio. Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the remaster. The remaster will support 4K UHD resolutions.
Originally released back in 1998, the game quickly became a classic, as well as a benchmark for the real-time strategy genre at large. The game received an expansion pack, Brood War, later that year. Blizzard released the game’s sequel, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, in 2010.
Blizzard is naturally offering Brood War with this remaster. The original StarCraft Anthology will be offered as a free download.
You can view a direct comparison of the original release and its remaster over on its official website. StarCraft Remastered is set for a release sometime this summer, for PC and Mac.
Here’s a rundown on the remaster, via Blizzard:
Rediscover a Classic
StarCraft® Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.
We’ve remastered our units, buildings, and environments, improved game audio, and broadened our supported resolutions. Illustrated interludes bring the struggles and victories of heroes like Artanis, Fenix, Tassadar, Raynor and Kerrigan to life like never before. Most importantly, the strategy gameplay that StarCraft perfected years ago remains unchanged.
- Remastered Graphics
- Revised Dialogue and Audio
- Blizzard Friends and Matchmaking
- Classic StarCraft Gameplay
In StarCraft Remastered, we’ve kept everything you love about StarCraft, but upgraded everything else.
- Detailed Visuals – Zoom out for a Battlecruiser’s view of the battlefield, or zoom in to see the veins on a Mutalisk’s wings.
- Stylized Briefings – Race-themed comic book interludes tell the original story with a fresh coat of paint.
- Ampted Audio – The original soundtrack and dialogue, re-recorded and rejuvenated.
Real Time Strategy Restored
Command the mechanized Terrans, psi-powered Protoss, and insectoid Zerg as they vie for map control of eight unique environments. Build your base and conscript your army in a real-time, military sci-fi vision of the future.
Once you’ve finished the campaign, go head-to-head or team up with other players online. Pit StarCraft’s iconic, radically-different races against one another in the ultimate theater of war.
Return to the Koprulu Sector
The galactic story of intrigue and cosmic warfare that culminated in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void began years ago, in the far reaches of the Milky Way. Three races—the Earth-expat Terrans, the psionic Protoss warriors, and the world-devouring Zerg—encounter each other for the first time, beginning a conflict that spans worlds (and more than 50 missions).