Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft
was definitely a game that set the bar for the real-time strategy video game
genre when it launched in 1998. Not only was it revered for its timeless
gameplay, but it was also known for its epic storyline that had 90s gamers
rooting for either the Zerg, the Protoss, or the Terran. And after 19 long
years, we're finally going to get a remastered version of this classic.
This new version will have 4K ultra HD graphics and upgraded audio. That means you'll watch Tassadar sacrifice himself again... in HD! They also upgraded the audio so aside from hearing an enhanced version of those disgusting sounds the Zerg units make, you'll get to listen to an improved version of that awesome Terran soundtrack.
The gameplay remains the same, of course. What did change however is that Blizzard improved the online support. The remastered version features advanced matchmaking, full connectivity to Blizzard's gaming network for social features and updates, cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and the ability to key-bind the controls to your liking. For nostalgia's sake, the custom games and custom game lobbies will be retained as well.
StarCraft Remastered will feature the campaigns of both the original StarCraft and its expansion, StarCraft: Brood Wars. In terms of the story, Blizzard has added new comic-book style illustrations in mission interludes and introductions to supposedly enhance the storytelling.
StarCraft Remastered is set for a release on Windows PC and Mac this coming summer in the US.