Blizzard has announced that StarCraft will get some upgrades. Mike Morhaimem the president of Blizzard, has declared this week during the I <3 StarCraft event in South Korea that the original game together with the Brood War expansion are receiving a HD upgrade, being renamed as StarCraft: Remastered. The new version is schedule to launch this summer.
StarCraft remastered will be launched this summer
It will feature a reedited audio and a 4K. Moreover, the remastered version will be sustained by the Blizzard App. Gamers will be able to use the game from the same computer used for playing Hearthstone and Overwatch. This will allow players to matchmake, taking their talent and favorite race into consideration. Thus, they will be able to streamline the process of finding new partners to play the game online.
However, Blizzard argues that it is not tuning any of the gameplay. The remastered version will be improved with a new feature, allowing the gamer to zoom in and out of the field of the game in detail, also implementing some fresh narrative digression bound to facilitate the single-player campaign. What is more, Morhaime also promised that they will preserve the original balance of the game.
Blizzard will fix the bugs to improve the game
Nevertheless, when regarding the old versions, Brood War and StarCraft, will be free for downloading once the patch 1.18 will be introduced at the end of this month. This is the first update to StarCraft in eight years. It is bound to fix only a few bugs since both StarCraft: Remastered and StarCraft will finally be compatible when it comes to playing it online and saving data.
The game is expected to be launched later this year. Unfortunately, even if fans expected this, they did not find out anything about the price during the 1<3StarCraft event. This is a mini-tournament between some of the best players of the game, being ready to honor the legacy of the game.
Last year was the first time when rumors about the new remastered game began, after a South Korean news issue which indicated that the project was still under development. The first game helped developers revolutionize the real-time strategy genre. The level of balance and quality helped them separate them from contemporary games like Age of Empires of Total Annihilation.
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