BEACON TRANSCRIPT – In March, Blizzard came with an amazing news for StarCraft fans, namely the release of a remastered version. However, no other details were given until this week, when the company announced the official launch date. On August 14th, this version will be available for only $15.
What is changed in StarCraft Remastered?
It won’t be long until StarCraft Remastered is here, but fans are surely impatient and want the game to be out as soon as possible. Therefore, Blizzard has already opened preorders. So, for only $15, you can order the remaster, which doesn’t come alone, but together with the Brood War expansion.
The remastered StarCraft will support 4K, and comes with an aspect ratio which supports widescreen. However, all the design and artworks have been redone and adjusted for a higher resolution. If you are nostalgic, you can switch from HD to the classic graphics with just a press of F5.
Not only the graphics, but also the audio has been optimized. Every line, as well as each piece of music from the game have been upgraded to a higher quality, so they now have a frequency of 44kHz. Even those cutscenes available in single player have been turned HD.
The remaster is compatible with the original game
The remaster brings quite a lot of changes, but the gameplay remained untouched. Blizzard wanted to keep the classical StarCraft spirit alive, and even a cross-play between the remaster and the original version is available.
So, if you buy the remaster, but your friends only have the original, you can match and play together. However, the new matching feature comes only for the remaster. This option pairs you up with other players based on your level and skills, and this can be done only among remaster players.
StarCraft is the first Blizzard franchise which receives a full remaster. Unfortunately for other fans, Blizzard didn’t mention anything about bringing other popular franchises like World of Warcraft and Diablo into the HD realm.
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