StarCraft Remaster Announced, Includes 4K Support And Matchmaking
The classic Blizzard RTS is returning this summer.
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Blizzard Entertainment today announced an HD version of the classic RTS StarCraft. Called StarCraft: Remastered, the game includes all the content from the base game and the Brood War expansion.
The graphics have been boosted to "4K ultra high definition," while the audio is upgraded as well. Additionally, new features such as matchmaking have been introduced.
"StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA--its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it's been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. "With StarCraft: Remastered, we're modernizing the original game's visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond."
In terms of specifics, here is a rundown of what StarCraft: Remastered offers:
- Widescreen UHD support for up to 4K
- New illustrations to "enhance storytelling" in the campaign missions
- "Advanced matchmaking"
- "Full connectivity" to Blizzard's online network
- Cloud saves for campaign progress, custom-made maps, keybinds, and replays
- Eight new languages in addition to the five that came with the original
"While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players," Blizzard said.
StarCraft: Remastered is in the works for Windows PC and Mac and is slated to come out this summer. Pricing will be announced later.
You can learn more about StarCraft: Remastered here on its website.