A couple of weeks ago it was rumored that Blizzard was potentially working on a remastered version of StarCraft. Turns out the rumors were true because Blizzard has since officially announced StarCraft Remastered, and just like the rumors, it looks like the game is set for a release this coming summer.
According to Blizzard, “We’ve remastered our units, buildings, and environments, improved game audio, and broadened our supported resolutions. Illustrated interludes bring the struggles and victories of heroes like Artanis, Fenix, Tassadar, Raynor and Kerrigan to life like never before. Most importantly, the strategy gameplay that StarCraft perfected years ago remains unchanged.”
Basically this is the original StarCraft that you might remember from nearly two decades ago, except that it will be given a graphics overhaul where it will not look quite as pixelated as you might remember. Note that StarCraft Remastered is a completely separate game which means that you’ll need to purchase it again if you want to play it.
However Blizzard has mentioned that they are planning on making the original StarCraft and the Brood War expansion free towards the end of March, so you can check that out first and when you do upgrade to the Remastered version, you won’t lose your progress either. There is no date yet on when it will be released, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled, but in the meantime you can learn more about the changes via the StarCraft website.