CEO of Blizzard Entertainment ‘Mike Morhaime‘ dropped a news bomb on StarCraft fans today at the I <3 StarCraft event in South Korea with the announcement of StarCraft Remastered (SC:R), a remake of the beloved StarCraft: Brood War.
The remastered version will be in 4K including a refreshed audio and will also be supported by the Blizzard App being able to be launched from the same client being used to launch all current Blizzard titles. Being connected to the Blizzard App, SC:R will also contain matchmaking and be connected to the Blizzard friends list.
Players will be able to connect and play, watch replays, or share saved games seamlessly between free Brood War, and the SC:R upgrade. It’s all the same client! Each player and observer in the game can opt to play in standard or high def individually, and you can switch instantly and seamlessly at the press of a button right inside the game or while watching a replay.
Blizzard has said that SC:R started being developed 18 months ago and has invited South Korean professionals Flash, Jaedong, Stork and Bisu to play the remastered version who had apparently all enjoyed it.
Blizzard has stated that they have done everything in order to preserve the gameplay of Brood War in SC:R. A wise sales move by Blizzard, they will be giving out the old versions of the game (Starcraft & Brood War) Free when the patch 1.18 is released at the end of the month and an unrevealed price will be required to upgrade to the remastered version.