StarCraft: Remastered Announced, Coming This Summer
The rumored StarCraft: Remastered was officially revealed this past weekend at I <3 StarCraft event in South Korea.
The expansion comes with both the original game as well as the Brood War expansion bundled together in one 4K updated remaster with remastered audio. The remaster will release this "Summer," so expect more information in the coming months. Don't believe me on any of this because this is just a silly blog? Well here's the official announcement trailer, bitch.
The bigger deal here is that the game will now be available to launch through the Blizzard App (better known as Battle.net), so it'll be easier to matchmake and connect the game in the same hub with all your other nerdy-ass Blizzard games, like Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm (ha). In all seriousness, the remaster along with bringing the game to the Blizzard app should help streamline the process of playing StarCraft and perhaps giving the game a larger presence in the eSports community, as if StarCraft wasn't big enough already.
While the game has been untouched from a gameplay perspective, the zooming feature will now show greater detail, and the single-player campaign will include some more dialogue scenes in between levels. Just wait, someone on NeoGAF is going to bitch about how the zoom detail ruins the integrity of the original game. Seriously though, this is what the remaster looks like. Not that big of an improvement (I understand that this is the intention).
Lastly, Blizzard is going to release patch 1.18 for the original StarCraft and Brood War that'll fix some bugs and such. After the update, those versions will go on to be free. Cool. The really neat part is that the original and the Remastered version will be completely compatible with each other with online play and save data.
Rejoice, PC nerds.