StarCraft: Remastered is on the way and will be released this summer, Blizzard announced. The game has had a complete overhaul of graphics and the remade game will feature 4k graphics, 1080p cinematics, upgraded audio, new comic-book-style mission and introductions, with the gameplay preserved through the update.
StarCraft will have full Battle.net support from the Blizzard team, for matchmaking (to connect players of similar skillset), chat, friends list, streaming and cloud saves.
Although StarCraft: Remastered will be bought up to date, the gameplay will not be touched as Blizzard say “Updated graphics, modern amenities, and other new features won’t matter if we ruin gameplay. Replays from 1.16 still work in SC Remastered. That’s how true we’ve been,” Stilwell continued. “Whether players are continuing to play daily in an IGR, coming back after a long time away, or discovering the game that started the war for the Koprulu sector, this is the game the original developers intended you to play.”
Classic Games senior producer Pete Stilwell went on to say, “We decided this was going to be our love letter to the SC diehards. So while the team dusted off the repos, rebuilt the pipeline, and rediscovered the codebase, we also spent hundreds of hours connecting with passionate and proactive folks all over the globe: The ones who have been keeping this game going. They gave us insight into the add-ons, game servers, and defined what made Brood War, Brood War.”
StarCraft: Remastered is expected to be out this summer, check out the new website for more information.