Starcraft made its debut back in 1998 and quickly became a huge hit for Blizzard as one of the most well regarded RTS games of all time. It took awhile to get a sequel in 2010, but now they are going back to their roots as it has been revealed that the original game is being redone in Starcraft Remastered.
Blizzard made the announcement during a presentation tonight in Korea that Starcraft Remastered was coming and has since uploaded a trailer and put up a website with plenty of details about the game.
Starcraft Remastered will feature remastered graphics, revised dialogue and audio, and Blizzard friends and matchmaking support. The remastered graphics will include updated buildings, units, environments, and now will support expanded resolutions, making Starcraft look better than ever. It’s definitely not going to look like a current-gen game, but it is still an upgrade from the original.
For those concerned about the gameplay, Blizzard has already confirmed that the gameplay will stay in tact with just how it was back in the day. This is definitely good for purists that love the original, as it’s better not to mess around with something that isn’t broken.
Not only will this remaster include an updated version of the base Starcraft game, but also its follow-up expansion Starcraft: Brood War, so you will have plenty of content.
It appears this is likely just exclusive to PC though, even though the original also came to Nintendo 64. RTS games are definitely built for PC and the fact no platforms were mentioned likely would lend you to think it’s likely going to be exclusive to PC. However, that’s something we’ll have to wait to find out for sure considering they did bring Overwatch to consoles.
No specific release date was given other than Summer 2017, but you can check out the announcement trailer for Starcraft Remastered below in the meantime.