Blizzard Entertainment Released StarCraft: Remastered with 4K UHD Support

Blizzard Entertainment released StarCraft: Remastered with new and improved features, enhanced original audio and dialogue and updated graphics to widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other enhancement included advanced online matchmaking, 100% multiplayer compatibility, switching between new and old graphic on the fly using F5 button, 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.

StarCraft Remastered price at $14.99 USD for Windows PC and Mac included both base game and Brood War expansion, available to purchase digitally at official website and through the Blizzard Shop. Blizzard Entertainment is celebrating the launch with a livestream on Twitch.

We know how much StarCraft and Brood War mean to our community around the world, and our primary mission with StarCraft: Remastered was to enhance as much as we could while keeping the core StarCraft experience intact. Whether you’re a StarCraft veteran or you’re experiencing the beginning of the saga for the first time, we hope you enjoy revisiting the Koprulu Sector as much as we did.

Said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.

I think when you see the 4K sprites, you start to understand the volume of work that was done here. It’s a lot more than just a small content patch. I wouldn’t say it’s a full new game because the gameplay is exactly the same as how it’s been for 20 years, but when you look at it, you go, ‘Man, this is totally a new experience.’

Blizzard Entertainment senior software engineer Grant Davies told GameSpot recently

Key Features of StarCraft: Remastered:

  • 4K Ultra HD Graphics and Upgraded Audio: StarCraft: Remastered will include high-resolution unit models, buildings, doodads, and tilesets, as well as high-fidelity music and sound effects to bring the original game into the modern era, while retaining the classic StarCraft style.
  • Same Timeless Gameplay: The gameplay balance and idiosyncrasies have been painstakingly preserved from the original game. Mutalisk stacking, magic-boxing, unit pathfinding, control-group limitations, and more will all remain intact, allowing veteran players to enjoy playing and watching high-level competitive matches as before.
  • Includes Original and Expansion Campaigns: Return to the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector and command the forces of the terran, zerg, and protoss across more than 50 story-driven single-player missions.
  • Fall in Love Again: Relive the epic saga of some of gaming’s most memorable and beloved heroes and villains, including Marshal Jim Raynor, Lieutenant Sarah Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix.
  • Enhanced Storytelling: Original cinematics will be improved to 1080p resolution, while mission interludes and introductions will feature new comic-book style illustrations.
  • Blizzard’s Gaming Network Brings a Bevy of Features: In addition to accurate matchmaking and enhanced ladder functionality, players will also be able to stay in touch with and chat with friends playing other Blizzard games. The classic functionality of named custom games and custom game lobbies will be retained, for the familiarity of long-time StarCraft players.
  • Ability to switch between Remastered and original StarCraft with the click of F5 button.

Source from StarCraft: Remastered Is Live

Additional Reference:
HTR: Under the Radar – StarCraft: Remastered
THE GAME HAUS: StarCraft Remastered Preview – The Midway Checkpoint
StarCraft Times: 【速報】名作が復活!「StarCraft: Remastered」を発表、なんと日本語版アリで今夏リリース予定!
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