Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Remastered Release Date

by Jared Koncsol on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Today, Blizzard finally unveiled a release date for StarCraft: Remastered, and it's soon. In it, the real-time strategy classic, including the Brood War expansion, is getting a deluxe overhaul, complete with 4K graphics, enhanced audio, updated matchmaking and leaderboard systems, and more. A full list of features from Blizzard can be found below.

  • Full graphical upgrade of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion
  • Widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution
  • New matchmaking and leaderboards
  • Player profiles that track individual statistics
  • Cloud saving for campaign progress, hotkeys, and replays
  • Higher fidelity music and sound
  • Switch between StarCraft: Remastered and the original StarCraft with the click of a button

The remastered version is fully compatible with the pre-existing version, so owners of either version will be able to play together as a singular community.

StarCraft: Remastered is available beginning August 14 on PC for $14.99. For more on the remastered version, click here.


Our Take
StarCraft has been around for about 20 years now and managed to maintain a solid community throughout that entire duration. It's good to see loyal fans get the luxury treatment with this remaster, and this is also a great time for new players to jump in.