Do you miss the original StarCraft? Do you sit back and think of the good old days when PC games could fit on disks? Well, you can finally relive the original StarCraft in remastered format on August 14th. StarCraft: Remastered is alovingly crafted modernization of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy game whcih includes a variety of inprovements over the old version. Fans who just can’t wait 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 .
StarCraft: Remastered is 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 hit the Blizzard store on August 14th, 2017.