Blizzard announced over on their official StarCraft website that a remastered version of the original 1998 RTS game, StarCraft, will be released this summer. The upcoming remaster will feature ultra HD resolutions up to 4K, as well as all new quality of life features to bring the near 20-year-old title up to scratch for today’s generation of gamer.
The game’s old and scraggly sprites have been replaced with HD renditions, so you won’t be looking at jagged messes roaming around on your screen in ultra HD.
They’ve also updated the bases, the background levels, the in-game illustrations and even CG so that everything matches the higher definition standards for today’s generation.
You can check out a brief video detailing the advancements and what they’ve done to remaster StarCraft with the 58 second promo piece below.
They promise LAN play and standard online matchmaking that most gamers have become accustomed to, along with 13 different languages, and a replay feature for the matches.
One of the things they’ve stressed outside of the video is that the actual gameplay for StarCraft: Remastered will stay the same as it did back in 1998.
I was never a fan of StarCraft or the original Warcraft, but I did prefer Warcraft over StarCraft. Even still, this is big news for RTS fans who grew up on Blizzard’s classic franchise. Besides, it’s not like we get new RTS games often enough for this to be passed up by RTS fanatics, anyway.
There’s not much else to say about the remastered edition of StarCraft, but it does make one wonder if this will mean that we’ll see the remastered edition in the e-sports circuits? It does sport LAN play and it does offer online matchmaking… it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility.
Anyway, you can stick around on the official website to wait for further updates on when the remastered version of the game will launch and for what price.