The remastered version of StarCraft is coming out very soon. In fact, it will launch on August 14th worldwide, and for now, it’ll only come out on the PC. You can already preorder StarCraft Remastered; it costs $15 and includes the Brood War expansion. The remastered version features native 4K and widescreen support, redesigned visual assets, and a new matchmaking feature.
It’s amazing to see how influential and beloved StarCraft still has. The game launched in 1998, almost twenty years ago, and yet, people still love playing it to this day. Since the original StarCraft has such a dedicated fan base, it only makes sense to make a remastered version. Well, StarCraft Remastered is just a month and a half away as of writing this article. It will launch on PC on August 14th for the price of fifteen dollars. The Brood War expansion is included in the bundle. See, Activision? This is how it’s supposed to be done.
The remastered version will feature completely remade visual assets, as well as native 4K and widescreen support. However, you can toggle between the new and old visuals by hitting F5, if you really want to play old-school. The audio assets are also getting a facelift, as well as the cutscenes in the single player campaign.
The one thing that’s staying the same is the gameplay. An appropriate decision, considering that the balanced gameplay has always been one of StarCraft’s fortes. Additionally, this will allow for cross-play between the remastered version and the original version. Yes, those that own the original version will be able to play with those that own the new one. However, you’ll only be able to do so with friends. StarCraft Remastered is introducing a new matchmaking system, but that’s for the remastered edition only.
If you want to get StarCraft Remastered, the game is available for preorder. If you want to get the original version, you can download it for free, Brood War included.