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Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)
One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.

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Starcraft, arguably one of the best real-time strategy PC games of all time, has remained popular since its inception. Despite the sequel’s release years ago in 2010, the original game still has an active fanbase. However, Starcraft is a very old game (released in 1998) and undoubtedly lacks the visual polish of modern titles. Blizzard is hoping to remedy that by developing a remastered version this summer and bumping the resolution to 4K.

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard, said: “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 game’s visuals and audio will also be overhauled to match the increased resolution. Other modern features are being added as well. These include cloud saving, improved matchmaking, and tweaks to the story and single player campaign. Blizzard is currently developing the remaster for Windows and Mac PCs and expects to release the title this summer. For a better look at the overhaul, watch the trailer below.

A Zerg Rush will never look the same.


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Sam Medley, 2017-03-27 (Update: 2017-03-27)