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Blizzard Entertainment will re-release the original StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War as a high-definition remake called StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime announced during the companyâ€™s I <3 StarCraft event in Seoul, Korea today.
StarCraft: Remastered will offer the classic real-time strategy gameâ€™s campaign and multiplayer mode updated for â€ś4K UHDâ€ť resolution. The remaster will also include StarCraftâ€™s â€śoriginal soundtrack and dialogue, re-recorded and rejuvenated,â€ť as well as revamped briefings between missions.
As for the gameâ€™s remastered visuals, Blizzard says players will be able to â€śzoom out for a Battlecruiserâ€™s view of the battlefield, or zoom in to see the veins on a Mutaliskâ€™s wings.â€ť
â€śStarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzardâ€™s DNAâ€”its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and itâ€™s been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years,â€ť Morhaime said in a press release. â€śWith StarCraft: Remastered, weâ€™re modernizing the original gameâ€™s visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond.â€ť
Other enhancements coming in StarCraft: Remastered include â€śadvanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzardâ€™s gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybindsâ€ť and support for 13 languages.
StarCraft: Remastered is coming to Mac and Windows PC this summer. Check out some screenshots of the original game and their remastered counterparts in the gallery below.
The original StarCraft was released for Windows PC in 1998 and followed by an expansion, Brood War, later that year. Blizzard released a sequel, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, in 2010.
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