Even this far beyond the release of StarCraft II and its expansions, there are those who still exclusively play the original. That dedication has paid off. A remastered version of StarCraft II has been announced and it’s coming this summer, according to Blizzard.
As is common with remasters, some may feel concerned that changes to the formula might amount to an entirely different experience than the original. However, Blizzard has offered assurances that this is not the case.
While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players. – Blizzard
So, what’s changing then? For starters, StarCraft: Remastered is getting the “full graphical overhaul” treatment. That includes support for widescreen and 4K resolution formats. Also, buildings, units, and environments will be getting an upgrade.
The list goes on too. The voice work and soundtrack have both been remastered. Blizzard has updated the matchmaking system and added a cloud save feature. Lastly, the game has new artwork, custom maps features, and built-in replay functionality.
All of the content that was available for the original game will be available in the remaster. That includes the expansion, StarCraft: Brood War. As an added gesture, Blizzard also announced that StarCraft Anthology will be released for free after the remaster is released. Anthology includes the original game and its expansion, which is still being updated to this day.