Fellow gamers, it would seem that the big day has arrived. During the recent, I>3 StarCraft conference held in South Korea, Mike Morhaime, Blizzard’s President, announced that the original game and its expansion pack are due to receive a major high-definition overhaul. According to Morhaime, StarCraft Remastered will feature full 4K support, improved refresh rate and audio, and Blizzard App support.
Probably most of you were thinking about how cool it would be for Blizzard to remaster the immortal StarCraft, the very game which marked the beginning of the real-time strategy genre. Well, it appears that our prayers were answered and an HD version of StarCraft will be launched sometime this summer. However, Morhaime did not say anything about a potential launch date nor about the cost of the remastered version of the game.
On the other hand, following the launch of 1.18 patch, both the original StarCraft and its expansion pack, Brood Wars, can be downloaded for free from Blizzard’s App. Surprisingly enough, even though this the first patch released for the game in the last nine years, Blizzard said that only a couple of minor issue were addressed.
As for StarCraft Remastered, according to the company’s President, it will come with all the bells and whistles needed to run this oldie on high-end PCs. More specifically, Morhaime announced that the remastered version would have full 4K support, which means that you won’t need software like Flawless Screen or similar in order to run the game in widescreen mode.
Another great thing about Blizzard’s major overhaul is that the players will be able to see the units in high details. A zoom in/zooms out feature was also added for an improved gaming experience. Although Morhaime swears that his developers never touched any gameplay elements, he did declare that a couple of awesome interludes have been added to the campaigns.
The developers also tinkered with the game’s audio, to make the characters sound more futurey than before. And probably the best piece of news about the remastered version of the game is that you will be able to play it directly from your Blizzard App aka the recently-deceased Battle Net.
Unfortunately, as we told you before, Blizzard’s President didn’t say anything about a potential launch date, only that the game is to be sometimes launched this summer. So, for now, you better play a couple of StarCraft II matches to be thoroughly prepared for the upcoming HD version of the classic game.
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