Blizzard Entertainment announced today that it will be remastering its classic real-time strategy games StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War, as StarCraft: Remastered, which it anticipates releasing this summer.
StarCraft: Remastered will remastered graphics of the original games in 4K Ultra High Definition. It will also include a number of updates, such as remastered sound, new additional illustrations for the campaign missions, new matchmaking capabilities, the ability to connect to Blizzard App (formerly known as Battle.net), the ability to save to the cloud, and more. The company notes that while the game will be getting a refresh, it’s taken care to “precisely preserve” the gameplay and balance of the game.
“With StarCraft: Remastered,” says Mike Morhaime, the CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, “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.”
Blizzard also announced that it was issuing a new update to StarCraft: Brood War this week, which will include some bug fixes and anti-cheat measures, but will also make StarCraft Anthology (which includes StarCraft and Brood War) available to download for free.
The game will be made available for Windows and Mac, although the precise release date and pricing hasn’t been made available just yet.