In a surprising announcement, Blizzard president, Mike Morhaime has announced that Scarcraft will be getting remastered. The original game, and its Brood War expansion, are both getting an HD overhaul and being repackaged as StarCraft: Remastered, due out later this summer.
The new version will be in 4K and will include refreshed audio. More importantly, it will also be supported by the company’s Blizzard App (Battle.net), meaning you can easily launch the game from the same PC client you use to play Overwatch and Hearthstone. This will provide players with matchmaking that takes their skill and preferred race into consideration, helping to streamline the process of finding people to play with online.
This is the first update to the game in over eight years and Blizzard have been persistent in saying that no gameplay changes have been brought to the game, just he visual and audio improvements have been made.
As for the old versions, StarCraft and Brood War will both be free to download once patch 1.18 is rolled out at the end of this month.
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By Jordan Gable, April 4, 2017