Blizzard went to great length to enable a warm-up for both new fans and enthusiasts of a legendary strategy game. Back in April, the company released a semi-remastered version of the classic StarCraft. The best thing about it was that it was for free. Now that there’s already a new fan club in place and people started to toy with a lower quality version of it, the company is ready to introduce the real deal on the market. StarCraft Remastered comes August 14 with top-notch rebuild features, but with a price tag.
Players Can Update to StarCraft Remastered for $15
This project was far from being easy. The dev team had the original code for StarCraft missing. This forced the brains behind this reconstruction to create everything from scratch with merely some approximate art references from the game. However, the team managed to retrieve some scratches of the original material.
Nonetheless, the guys managed to recreate the optimal version of the classic production and transport it into modern times. After the StarCraft freeware release, refurbished edition will appear on August 14 at a price of $15. The new changes consist of 4K graphics, remastered dialogue, and audio, together with a new matchmaking machine which is automated. However, this is where differences stop. Developers remained faithful to the original game and included again even the bugs.
Therefore, this project wanted less to entice a new community of gamers. Instead, StarCraft Remastered seeks to bring back to live a dormant yet enthusiast group of people who continue to find this game fascinating even after 19 years.
The team kept even the clumsy pathfinding AI some units became known for. This decision doesn’t show a lack of commitment. On the contrary, these small details make the new version seem exactly like the original.
The endeavors for an adaptation of a classic project to modern times will merely bring a nostalgic smile for the community of fans. Blizzard is aware that this is not a money grabbing a result, yet it is content with offering yet another alternative for the broadcasting world.
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