"Widely regarded as one of the most influential strategy games of all time, StarCraft and Brood War tell the story of the first interstellar war between three distinctive factions: the Earth-born terrans, psi-powered protoss, and hive-minded zerg", the press release says.
There's a pair of announcements from Blizzard about their new version of Starcraft and a second name-swap. StarCraft Remastered is available for pre-order for $14.99, and will release on Monday, August 14, at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern.
The overhauled version of StarCraft comes with native widescreen support, new artwork for the game's scenes and 4K resolution enhancements where appropriate. Zerglings, for example, actually had hands in the original game, but they were too small to see. The company is resurrecting the Battle.net brand, which always made far more sense and had two decades or more of support behind it. So if you want to bring your soul closer to the StarCraft legends of years past like Flash and play the game as it has looked for years or just want a trip down memory lane, go right ahead and hit F5. Thankfully, according to a recent article from CNET, Blizzard has put those worries to rest by releasing an all-new remastered edition of the original game: StarCraft Remastered. The remastered edition includes both the base game and the Brood War expansion. They wouldn't want to let the '98 version die, so they remastered it. Players can experience improved multiplayer matchmaking, social integration with other popular Blizzard titles, and cloud save settings that allow them to recall campaign progress, keybindings, replays, and custom maps that are synced whenever the game is launched. To the best of our knowledge, this version of the classic game works on all modern operating systems; you're paying for the graphics update with the Remastered, not a version of the game compatible with Windows 10.