Sat. Jan 28th, 2023
It would be cool to see this in a resolution higher than 640x480.

It would be cool to see this in a resolution higher than 640×480.

Blizzard Entertainment

Are you one of the thousands of diehard real-time strategy players who have played the 1998 version of StarCraft? Prefer not to deal with the sequel’s altered soldiers and upgrade trees, but still yearn for a higher resolution version of the original than 640×480 pixels?

The creators of the game at Blizzard Software might have a treat in store for you: a remastered version of the original StarCraft. According to Korean news outlet iNews24 – spotted by Kotaku on Friday – multiple sources are confident Blizzard plans to announce Starcraft HD in September. The announcement would be followed by a deeper reveal at BlizzCon’s November event in Anaheim.

The Korean report refers to “improved graphics resolution and UI,” but it doesn’t confirm whether fans should expect redrawn 2D assets or a full 3D overhaul of the game’s Terran, Protoss, and Zerg races. The report doesn’t say if the remaster will include single-player content, and it doesn’t say if the multiplayer mode will depend on the Brood war expansion pack (although, based on that version’s dominance in international competitive games, we assume it will).

The report, which refers to the disclosure during a major, official Starcraft II esports tournament in Mexico in September, gains credibility from Blizzard’s own job listings from late 2015. Those reports pointed to remasters of three of its greatest classic games: StarCraft, Diablo IIand Warcraft III. (Why they don’t upgrade to WCII: Tides of Darkness is beyond us; we are “zug zug” types of orcs around here.)

By akfire1

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