Rumors making the rounds during the summer of 2016 – resurfacing again previously this month – have been verified as Blizzard disclosed that StarCraft: “Remastered, a complete graphical overhaul of the original StarCraft and the Brood War expansion, is in the works and expected to be released this summer.” The game has been redesigned and will feature 1080p cinematics, 4K graphics, improved audio and new comic-book-style mission introductions and interlude. Besides, it is gathered that the gameplay and balance will be “precisely preserved” from the originals.
Classic Games senior producer Pete Stillwell explains, “StarCraft remains very popular, especially in Korea. It’s doing so despite legacy Battle.net’s aging infrastructure, and from the client perspective, graphics, compatibility, and online features that are not up to modern standards.”
He also mentioned “We decided this was going to be our love letter to the SC diehards. So while the team dusted off the report, rebuilt the pipeline, and rediscovered the codebase, we also spent hundreds of hours connecting with passionate and proactive folks all over the globe: The ones who have been keeping this game going. They gave us insight into the add-ons, game servers, and defined what made Brood War, Brood War.”