Blizzard Entertainment announced the StarCraft: Remastered will be released on August 14 adding 4K graphics, and an enhanced UI across the board for only $14.99. As stated weeks ago, a player with the old StarCraft and a player with the Remastered version can play the same match seemlessly. All that changes on both sides is the graphics quality.
If you need another reason to buy this masterpiece, Blizzard has a bonus for you: pre-purchase to unlock three exclusive building skins, the free Stukov co-op commander, and three iconic portraits for StarCraft II.
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.
IRVINE, Calif. — Experience the original clash between the terrans, 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 War expansion
- 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 $14.99 USD 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