At the studio’s I <3 StarCraft Event in Seoul, South Korea, Blizzard announced that StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War will be getting a modern facelift this summer with StarCraft Remastered.
Team Liquid has a post that details many of the remaster’s features. Graphics have been upgraded to support widescreen resolutions up to 4K, game audio has also been overhauled, and “comic book style interludes” will enhance both single player campaigns. StarCraft Remastered will also include modern multiplayer functionality, including matchmaking and ladder support. Once purchased, StarCraft Remastered will be accessible through the Blizzard App, along with all other games that have been purchased with a Blizzard account.
StarCraft is considered by many to be the greatest real-time strategy game ever made, so Blizzard was quick to mention in a press release that StarCraft Remastered will be “preserving the sublime gameplay that captivated millions of gamers around the world and served as the foundation for professional global esports.”
A specific price and release date were not announced, but there’s some good news for gamers who don’t own or never played the original version of the game. StarCraft Anthology, which contains digital versions of StarCraft and Brood War, will become free after an update to Brood War “later this week.”