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Report: StarCraft HD Remaster Announcement Coming This Year
Blizzard Entertainment has plans to release a remastered HD version of the original StarCraft, according to iNews 24, a respected Korean news site. In their report, “a source familiar with Blizzard internal news” claims that the game will be announced as early as September of this year.
According to this report, the new version of the game will have enhanced graphics, a newer updated user interface, but will not alter the original gameplay that has changed the way real-time strategy games have been developed since its release in 1998.
With BlizzCon 2016 coming this November, iNews 24 reports that more details about the rumored remaster will be discussed at the event. Unless Blizzard Entertainment has hired a substantial amount of people to the StarCraft team recently, it should be safe to say that there won’t be a StarCraft 2 expansion announcement at this year’s BlizzCon.
Could this be indicative of a StarCraft 3 announcement? Earlier this year, Activision (the parent company of Blizzard Entertainment,) announced that with the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare coming later this year, people who pre-order the “Legacy Edition” of the game will also get Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered. Could Blizzard follow this same suit? This does not seem out of the realm of possibility, and Blizzard normally keeps their announcements locked up tight until BlizzCon. This may be a leak to keep down speculation about a new installment in the StarCraft series.
The original StarCraft is one of the most legendary games to ever come out. Still to this day, StarCraft is among the top ten highest selling PC games of all time. If Blizzard can make the game look more modern without altering the authenticity of the original gameplay, then this should be a remaster that fans of the series and gaming should be excited about.
SOURCE iNews 24