Blizzard will reveal HD remaster of StarCraft in September

StarCraft logoAre you one of the thousands of diehard real-time strategy gamers who has yet to abandon the 1998 version of StarCraft? Would you rather not deal with the sequel's altered soldiers and upgrade trees, yet also pine for a version of the original that runs at a higher resolution than 640x480 pixels?

The game's creators at Blizzard Software might have a treat in store for you: a remastered version of the original StarCraft. According to Korean news outlet iNews24—spotted by Kotaku on Friday—multiple sources are confident that Blizzard plans to announce StarCraft HD in September. The announcement would be followed by a deeper reveal at BlizzCon's November event in Anaheim.

The Korean report hints at "improved graphics resolution and user interface," but it doesn't confirm whether fans should expect redrawn 2D assets or a complete 3D overhaul of the game's Terran, Protoss, and Zerg races. The report doesn't mention whether or not the remaster will include single-player content, and it doesn't mention whether the multiplayer mode will hinge on the Brood War expansion pack (though, based on that version's dominance in international competitive play, we assume it will).

Blizzard will reveal HD remaster of StarCraft in September

The report, which points to the reveal happening during a major, official StarCraft II e-sports tourney in Mexico this September, gains credence from Blizzard's own job postings from late 2015. Those postings pointed to remasters of three of its biggest classic games: StarCraft, Diablo II, and WarCraft III. (Why they didn't advertise an upgrade to WCII: Tides of Darkness is beyond us; we're "zug zug" kinds of orcs around here.)

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Blizzard, computer games

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