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Together with the highly upgraded visuals, StarCraft: Remastered will also come with contemporary connectivity in the game. Furthermore, it will have complete Battle.net (now Blizzard App) enhancement for matchmaking and chat, streaming and cloud saves, support for friends list and advanced ladder functionality.
The advanced matchmaking feature will immediately connect players who have equal skills based on their chosen race, on the other hand, the game will still stick with original matchmaking system – which simply means, no matchmaking at all.
“If you remember, the original StarCraft didn’t have a button like Warcraft III,” mentioned Stilwell. “Players threw down a gauntlet in chat channels or hosted open game lobbies for other players to join and discuss terms. We’re retaining that style of interaction as an option. That is an essential element of the game’s culture.”
One feature of StarCraft which has not been tweaked is the real gameplay, Blizzard mentioned it will remain the same and untouched.
“Updated graphics, modern amenities, and other new features won’t matter if we ruin gameplay. Replays from 1.16 still work in SC Remastered. That’s how true we’ve been,” Stilwell said.