Blizzard will release StarCraft: Remastered on Aug. 14, the developer announced last night.
Available on Windows and Mac for $14.99, StarCraft: Remastered holds on to the original game’s beloved gameplay while adding a graphical upgrade to both StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War, with widescreen support for up to 4K resolution. Players will be able to switch between StarCraft and StarCraft: Remastered with just one click, too.
Players who buy StarCraft: Remastered will be able to play with those still using the original version.
“Nearly 20 years ago, StarCraft welcomed millions of gamers to an epic sci-fi universe—and also helped form the foundation for esports as we know it today,” Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. “Passionate gamers around the world are still playing Brood War, both with friends and competitively, so we’re modernizing the technology behind StarCraft so that they can continue to enjoy the game for many years to come.”
StarCraft: Remastered not only brings terrans, protoss, and zerg back to the forefront, but it also introduces new matchmaking and leaderboards, player profiles, and cloud saving for campaign progress, hot keys, and replays.
Those who purchase the game before Aug. 14 will have access to three building skins for StarCraft: Remastered—the Char Hive, the Korhal Command Center, and the Aiur Nexus. Digital bonuses for StarCraft 2 are also available, including Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three StarCraft: Remastered portraits. It’s available in the Blizzard store.