StarCraft: Remastered Release on the Horizon

Posted on 30 Jun 2017

Blizzard’s award winning sci-fi RTS classic, with its fresh coat of paint shining bright in glorious 4k, has been set to launch gloriously this August 14th. Everything we adored about StarCraft is back, but bigger and better than ever with a full graphical upgrade, new matchmaking system, leaderboards, player stat tracking, cloud saving and remastered audio. With almost 20 years under its belt, who’s to say that Blizzard can’t ride this baby for another 20 more! Pre-purchase your copy before launch to receive some sick building skins to enjoy in StarCraft: Remastered.


Official Press Release

Ready to Roll Out! StarCraft: Remastered Arrives August 14

The award-winning RTS classic and Brood War expansion have been modernized with 4K Ultra High Definition graphics, enhanced audio, new matchmaking and leaderboard systems, and more. Pre-purchase and receive three exclusive building skins for StarCraft: Remastered, as well as a co-op commander and three iconic portraits for StarCraft II.

PARIS, France—June 30, 2017—Experience the original clash between the terran, protoss, and zerg like never before in StarCraft: Remastered, a lovingly crafted modernization of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment, which launches worldwide on August 14. Grizzled StarCraft veterans and new commanders alike can now pre-purchase the game through the online Blizzard Shop and receive some exclusive in-game rewards.

All players who pre-purchase before August 14 will receive three unique building skins for use in StarCraft: Remastered—the Char Hive, the Korhal Command Center, and the Aiur Nexus. Additionally, those who purchase StarCraft: Remastered will receive digital bonuses in StarCraft II, including the Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three unique portraits that celebrate StarCraft: Remastered.

StarCraft: Remastered adds modern conveniences to the original StarCraft experience while maintaining the same gameplay that has captivated a passionate community of gamers for almost two decades. It’s also fully compatible with the existing version of StarCraft, meaning that those who purchase the upgrade can play with those who already have StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War.

Updates and new features include:

  • Full graphical upgrade of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood Warexpansion
  • Widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution
  • New matchmaking and leaderboards
  • Player profiles that track individual statistics
  • Cloud saving for campaign progress, hotkeys, and replays
  • Higher fidelity music and sound
  • Switch between Remastered and the original StarCraft with the click of a button!

Nearly 20 years ago, StarCraft welcomed millions of gamers to an epic sci-fi universe—and also helped form the foundation for esports as we know it today,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Passionate gamers around the world are still playing Brood War, both with friends and competitively, so we’re modernizing the technology behind StarCraft so that they can continue to enjoy the game for many years to come.

StarCraft: Remastered will be available for Windows and Mac PCs for £12.99 and will be fully localized into English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and simplified and traditional Chinese. Learn more at www.starcraft.com.

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