StarCraft: Remastered is a 2017 remastered edition of the 1998 real-time strategy video game StarCraft and its expansion Brood War. It retains the gameplay of the original games but adds remastered ultra-high-definition graphics, re-recorded audio, and Blizzard’s modern online feature suite. The remaster was developed over a year and included playtesting from professional StarCraft players. It is planned for release in second quarter, 2017.
StarCraft: Remastered retains the gameplay of the original, but updates its graphics and sound. Its remastered graphics support up to 4K ultra-high-definition resolution, and its original soundtrack and sound effects are re-recorded. Its online features are updated to support Blizzard’s modern suite, including improved multiplayer matchmaking, social integration with other Blizzard games, and saved settings on Blizzard’s cloud computers such that player campaign progress, replays, custom maps, and keybindings are synced wherever the player opens the game. Players can pair their online accounts from the original game with Blizzard’s modern online accounts to continue their win/loss statistics into the remaster. Additionally, players can switch between the original and new graphics and view new zoomed perspectives for players to appreciate the remaster’s new level of detail. It is translated into 13 languages.