Starcraft has become a classic in its genre and to celebrate its legacy, Blizzard is remastering the original Starcraft with updated visuals and gameplay. It will also support 4k resolution. Blizzard has announced that the classic real-time strategy game will be launching for Windows and Mac on August 14th. Priced at $14.99 the game will comprise of more than 10 languages.
Aside from the remastered 4k visuals, the game will also have remastered audio and dialogue, better illustrations for campaign missions, cloud saving, new matchmaking and leaderboard systems, and syncing with Blizzard’s cloud service (formerly known as Battle.net).
The 4k mode is easily switchable to classic mode which will get you back to the original 1998 graphic by just the click of a button. If you pre-order it, you will get 3 extra skins for buildings.
StarCraft®: Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.
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.
StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney, and owned by Blizzard Entertainment. The series, set in the beginning of the 26th century, centers on a galactic struggle for dominance between four species—the adaptable and mobile Terrans, the ever-evolving insectoid Zerg, the powerfully enigmatic Protoss, and the “god-like” Xel’Naga creator race—in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector. The series debuted with the video game StarCraft in 1998. Since then it has grown to include a number of other games as well as eight novelizations, two Amazing Stories articles, a board game, and other licensed merchandise such as collectible statues and toys.