The classic RTS is getting a facelift for the modern age
Few games have managed to influence gaming quite like Blizzard’s sci-fi real-time strategy classic, StarCraft. But the 20 year-old game is fast becoming unplayable on modern PCs, and is an eyesore (compared to modern games) when people do get it running.
Well if you’re a StarCraft fan, you have a reason to rejoice – Blizzard has announced a remastered version of the classic, simply dubbed StarCraft: Remastered, that puts a fresh coat of paint on the game as well as higher resolution graphics up to 4K resolution, improved audio and compatibility with Blizzard’s game launcher and multiplayer network, including ranked matches with players with similar skill levels.
Blizzard is also adding a few new artwork in several of the single-player missions as well as cloud save functionality and access to all the modern gaming accouterments that you’re used to today. The only thing that Blizzard hasn’t touched is the game’s delicate balance as well as the overall gameplay – whether you’re a veteran or newbie, you’ll be playing both StarCraft and its expansion Brood War the way Blizzard meant for it to be all those years ago.
The new version of the game will be released later this summer (late Q2, around July) for both the Mac and the PC, though Blizzard hasn’t released pricing for the remastered version as of yet. To help with the wait, Blizzard is patching Brood War (the 19-year old expansion) for better Windows compatibility.