People still play the original StarCraft, that came out in 1998.
Now, the strategy war game is getting a major revamp, Blizzard is remaking ‘StarCraft’ with better graphics and it’s making the original version free.
“Gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved,” Blizzard said in a statement and that’s a good thing because the original StarCraft is still played as an e-sport, especially in South Korea.
Here’s what you need to know about the StarCraft remake:
– Release date is “summer” 2017 for Windows and Mac, but we don’t know the price yet.
– Graphics in 4K and wide-screen.
– Audio (“Spawn more overlords!”) has been remastered.
– Online component has been updated, with cloud support for saves, custom maps, and other user-generated content.
– Players will be able to play matches online.
– “StarCraft: Remastered” will include all of the original game’s storyline and single-player version as well as content from an expansion, “Brood War.”
– Original game and its expansions will be called “StarCraft Anthology”, Blizzard will make it free to download and play.
– All three original races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg, will be playable.
“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,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”