Blizzard Entertainment is giving its classic RTS, Starcraft, a face lift for this summer.
Starcraft: Remastered will bring updated textures and an upscaled 4K resolution to the groundbreaking 1998 PC strategy game. This means both the award winning single player campaigns and the addictive multiplayer suite are getting a fresh coat of paint.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment said in a press release:
“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. 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 updated textures seem to remain within the limitations of the original engine, meaning fans of the game 20 years ago won’t find any mechanical differences. If you managed to miss the hype train, you can party like its 1998 and download the original Starcraft in all of its 800×600 glory when it goes completely free on March 30.
Meanwhile we are hoping that all of this RTS love from Blizzard leads to a proper Warcraft III sequel in the near future.