StarCraft: BroodWar remastered is coming this summer

The rumors have been confirmed, we’re getting an HD remake of the timeless classic.

Almost 20 years after the release of the original StarCraft, the most acclaimed real-time strategy of all time is getting an HD makeover.

The rumor has already been out for about two weeks following a report by Sports Seoul, which hinted towards a remastered version of the game coming this year. With Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime travelling to South Korea to take part in a special “I ❤ StarCraft” evet just before the first GSL finals of the year, speculations got closer and closer to being reality.

Now officially confirmed, we know that StarCraft: Remastered will feature updated widescreen 4K ultra HD resolution, while retaining the old gameplay. A slider on StarCraft’s site perfectly illustrates what the differences between the old game and its remade version will be.

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On top of that, StarCraft: Remastered is said to introduce a new matchmaking and friendlist systems to make finding allies—and enemies—more intuitive.

While that’s incredible news for the fans of the strategy, it could also mean a healthy continuation of the recently revived BroodWar esports scene. With the decline of StarCraft 2 in Korea, a number of BroodWar tournaments emerged, capturing the old storylines of legends such as Jae-Dong “Jaedong” Lee and Young-Ho “Flash” Lee. During the playoffs of the second Afreeca StarLeague, which featured all four of the TaekBangLeeSsang—the greatest BroodWar players of all time—viewership peaked at 95,000, rivaling that of the StarCraft 2 World Championship itself.

With StarCraft: Remastered coming, it could just mean more of these peaks.

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