StarCraft Remastered - Releasing Summer 2017
Starcraft is finally getting updated graphics this summer, with the release of Starcraft Remastered.

  • Pricing for StarCraft Remasteredhas not yet been announced.
  • Blizzard is making the original Starcraft and Brood War games free!
  • HD and non-HD users will be able to play with each other.
  • StarCraft Remastered has been under development for about a year.
  • Original cinematics will be improved to 1080p resolution.
  • Mission interludes and introductions will feature new comic-book style illustrations.
  • The gameplay balance and idiosyncrasies have been painstakingly preserved from the original game.


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The groundbreaking sci-fi real-time strategy game remastered in 4K Ultra High Definition, to include all content from the original award-winning game and its renowned expansion, StarCraft: Brood War®.

​​​​​​​StarCraft: Remastered maintains the gameplay and balance that set the standard for the RTS genre, while updating graphics and audio, and adding matchmaking, ladder, social features, and more!

IRVINE, California—March 27, 2017—One of the highest rated, most celebrated games of all time has evolved. Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled StarCraft®: Remastered, a reverently crafted modernization of the original award-winning real-time strategy game. StarCraft: Remastered will offer a full graphical overhaul of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War® expansion, while preserving the sublime gameplay that captivated millions of gamers around the world and served as the foundation for professional global esports.

“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.”

The remastered graphics and audio will bring a modern look and feel to the timeless classic, with widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other updates will include new illustrations to enhance storytelling in the StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War campaign missions; advanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzard’s gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybinds; support for eight new languages in addition to the original five; and more. While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players.

Blizzard is developing StarCraft: Remastered for release on Windows® and Mac® PCs, with an anticipated release date this summer. Pricing and related information on StarCraft: Remastered will be announced at a later date. Prepare to venture once again onto the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector; command the forces of the zerg, protoss, and terrans in their struggle for galactic domination; relive the epic saga of Marshal Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix; or just vie for the GG against fellow players in this rejuvenated version of the online competitive RTS that set the bar for an entire genre.

Learn more at www.starcraft.com.

In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment will update StarCraft: Brood War later this week to version 1.18. The update will include bug fixes and improvements, including the ability to rebind keys; observer mode; modern anti-cheat measures; compatibility improvements for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; and more. Once the update is live, StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, will be free to download and play.
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  1. Taftvalue's Avatar
    still looks like crap
  1. valky94's Avatar
    cmon blizz we know you can do it, time for WC1-3
  1. ScreddyLoix's Avatar
    I have zero faith in Blizzard making a decent game anymore. Could not be less excited for this.
  1. Krovicz's Avatar
    All those ppl who worked for the remaster could have been working on a new game. Damn... in our faces!
  1. gushDH's Avatar
    This looks like an early april fool's.
  1. Niroshi's Avatar
    Jacked for this.
  1. Sunlounger's Avatar
    Blizzard loves their recycled content
  1. grandgato's Avatar
    Looks awesome!
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    So it's basically just a technical update plus they've created HD graphics, but still with the same perspective, basic engine etc?

    And the cinematics are getting upscaled? I know some people might consider it sacrilege but I'd be okay with them creating totally new cinematics. Since half the ones in original SC don't relate to the plot in any way. I think I read that that's because the way Blizzard used to run they had two offices working on a game and the guys doing the cinematics didn't always talk to the guys doing the game (at least I think that's what happened in the case of Diablo 2).

    I don't mind it, they obviously don't want to take any risks making real changes to the game so they're playing it very safe on that front. At least it makes the old game more accessible. I'd be okay with them doing the same thing with Warcraft 1-3 as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreddyLoix View Post
    I have zero faith in Blizzard making a decent game anymore. Could not be less excited for this.
    They... already made it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taftvalue View Post
    still looks like crap
    Is that any kind of way to talk about one of the greatest RTS games of all time? Respect your elders, sheesh.

    Those graphics were actually pretty cool at the time.
  1. Polarthief's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Krovicz View Post
    All those ppl who worked for the remaster could have been working on a new game. Damn... in our faces!
    Or Warcraft 3 remake. I never liked SC due to the Sci-Fi stuff. I'll always pick Medieval Fantasy over it, but hey, this makes me REALLY excited for the possibility of WC3 remake, which I'll gladly throw $50 at.
  1. Ramiru's Avatar
    Diablo 2 remastered blizzard please
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    I've been wanting a graphical upgrade to the old Blizzard games for quite a while now. I'm really, extremely disappointed that they didn't go the lazier route and just made SC using SC2 as a base, and instead made frankly terrible looking models from scratch, but at least it'll look better than what the current game does. Now all they need to do is upgrade Warcraft and Diablo 1 and 2 and I could die happy.
  1. Heavens Night's Avatar
    Pumped. This is fucking awesome news. Barely touched SC2 at all, but played SC and BW for years. Warcraft 3 next please!!
  1. Darth Dracula's Avatar
    Fuck yeah, I played Brood War for nearly a decade and never really touched SC2. Will be happy to get back to the old game I love.
  1. ragemv's Avatar
    I honestly dont think it looked that improved. so yeah that is sad.
  1. Huntermyth's Avatar
    as a person who never played sc2 but an avid fan of starcraft brood war, when i heard the '' evolution complete '' at the end of the video... oh man, the chills...

    so basically one can hope for a wc3 remake from now on. *fingers crossed*
  1. Tzalix's Avatar
    Been waiting for updated versions of the classic games for a while. I'm guessing the Blizzard launcher will have a "classic" section with StarCraft, Warcraft 1 and 2, and Diablo 1 and 2. I'm really excited for this. And I think it looks great.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Price in euro probably will be 60 because of known well blizzard greed. I don't care to be honest, i got mass recall and im fine with it.
  1. Hextor's Avatar
    I'm actually glad they did this.
  1. Tzalix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Huntermyth View Post
    so basically one can hope for a wc3 remake from now on. *fingers crossed*
    Pretty sure we're gonna see Warcraft 1&2 and Diablo 1&2 getting updated before Warcraft 3, assuming their plan is to have it all run on modern systems, because WC3 already runs pretty well on modern systems.

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