The Most Iconic RTS Ever, StarCraft, Is Coming Back To PC With A Remastered Edition
One of the most iconic real-time strategies ever made, StarCraft, is getting a new look and a new release date later this year.
Blizzard Entertainment’s president Mike Morhaime announced at the I <3 starcraft event this weekend in south korea that the beloved rts and its Brood War expansion is being remastered for a re-release.
Called StarCraft: Remastered, the game’s HD overhaul also includes 4K capability and new audio coding. Also of note is that the game will be supported on the Blizzard launcher (formerly Battle.net) the studio’s official PC client shared by other properties. That means it’ll be easier to launch the game from the same platform as Hearthstone, Overwatch, Diablo III, StarCraft 2, and World of Warcraft.
In addition, the remastered edition and PC client will provide for updated online matchmaking, allowing the systems to take into account a player’s skill and preferred race while looking for opponents. On the other hand, Blizzard says it’s leaving the gameplay intact, although new camera features and updated cutscenes have been introduced.
The original StarCraft and Brood War expansion will be free to download once patch 1.18 goes live in a few days. No price has yet been announced for the remastered edition.
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