In tonight’s I <3 StarCraft event Mike Morhaime took the stage to announce some improvements to the original StarCraft/Broodwar with an upcoming patch in 1.18 which would include an observer mode. Also, StarCraft/Broodwar will now be 100% free for anyone who wants to play.
Big news on it’s own, but also announced is the new StarCraft Remastered version which is set to release summer 2017. The game will feature up to 4k graphics, advanced matchmaking, connection to Blizzard’s network for social features, LAN mode, cloud saving, and replays. The game will also include new illustrations to enhance the storytelling of the campaign mode.
As of right now there is no announced price of StarCraft Remastered.
You can find out more details of the newly announced StarCraft Remastered at the new StarCraft website: https://starcraft.com/en-us/
Evolution Complete! Blizzard Entertainment Announces StarCraft®: Remastered
The groundbreaking sci-fi real-time strategy game remastered in 4K Ultra High Definition, to include all content from the original award-winning game and its renowned expansion, StarCraft: Brood War®.
StarCraft: Remastered maintains the gameplay and balance that set the standard for the RTS genre, while updating graphics and audio, and adding matchmaking, ladder, social features, and more!
The remastered graphics and audio will bring a modern look and feel to the timeless classic, with widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other updates will include new illustrations to enhance storytelling in the StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War campaign missions; advanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzard’s gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybinds; support for eight new languages in addition to the original five; and more. 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 is developing StarCraft: Remastered for release on Windows® and Mac® PCs, with an anticipated release date this summer. Pricing and related information on StarCraft: Remastered will be announced at a later date. Prepare to venture once again onto the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector; command the forces of the zerg, protoss, and terrans in their struggle for galactic domination; relive the epic saga of Marshal Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix; or just vie for the GG against fellow players in this rejuvenated version of the online competitive RTS that set the bar for an entire genre.
Learn more at www.starcraft.com.