StarCraft: Remastered will be out in August
New edition includes 4K graphics, enhanced audio, new matchmaking and leaderboard systems, and more
Blizzard has announced that StarCraft: Remastered, a modernization of the classic sci-fi real-time strategy game, will launch worldwide on August 14, 2017.
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 will receive digital bonuses in StarCraft II, including the Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three unique portraits.
StarCraft: Remastered adds modern conveniences to the original StarCraft experience while maintaining the same gameplay. 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 a graphical upgrade with 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; and ability to switch between Remastered and the original StarCraft with the press of a button.
StarCraft: Remastered will be available for Windows and Mac PCs for $14.99USD.