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StarCraft: Remastered Announced for Summer Release With New 4K Visuals

March 26, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Blizzard Entertainment officially announced this weekend that the classic StarCraft game is getting a fresh coat of paint. Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that the original game in the franchise is getting a remastered re-release with StarCraft: Remastered, which is set to launch later this summer.

Fans will be able to experience the original, classic RTS game with updated graphics, audio, new matchmaking, social features and more. The remastered release will include a full graphical overhaul of the original game and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion.

Speaking on the news Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime stated: “StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA—its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it’s been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years. With StarCraft: Remastered, we’re modernizing the original game’s visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond.”

The updated version of the game will feature widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. There will also be new illustrations for the storytelling for the StarCraft and Brood War campaign missions, advanced matchmaking, connectivity to the Blizzard gaming network, cloud saving for the campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybinds. Other new features include support for eight new languages and more.

StarCraft: Remastered is due out for Windows PC and Mac PC for summer release. Pricing and additional launch information will be revealed later on. You can check out the announcement trailer below.