Report: StarCraft HD Remaster in Development

Report: StarCraft HD Remaster in Development

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A remastered version of StarCraft is in development, according to a new report.

A new report from Korean site iNews24 (translation via Kotaku) claims that Blizzard Entertainment is expected to launch a high-definition remaster of StarCraft.

According to the report, StarCraft HD is expected to be announced in September, while further details will come in November during BlizzCon. Citing "multiple sources with knowledge of Blizzard internal plans," the report claims that the original gameplay will remain intact, but that StarCraft HD will have "improved graphics resolution and user interface."

It's difficult to determine the accuracy of such reports, but September isn't too far off, so at least we don't have to wait long for an answer either way.

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Release it on Steam or GoG, and I will care.

As long as I can get 20+ lings through a chokepoint in under 20 minutes, I'm in.

Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

They'll fuck it up.

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

I thought Brood Wars was pretty good. What may I ask, is shit about?

I would've preferred a Warcraft HD remaster, but that's probably on the pipeline too.

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

OK time to debate what is wrong with Starcraft 2 and Brood War?

They got to inject that made up love story some time...

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

IKR, I can't even remember what Brood Wars is!

I thought they already had this...and for free...

It's called StarCraft: Mass Recall, a mod that translated SC and BW into SCII's engine/graphics.

Samtemdo8:

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

OK time to debate what is wrong with Starcraft 2 and Brood War?

Dunno about brood war (it introduced medics so playing sc without brood war is unthinkable to me) but one thing I really hated about Starcraft 2 was the tendency for units to super blob together, when you see starcraft 1 pro matches, it looks more like an actual battle with units fighting across a wider front, whereas in starcraft 2 pro matches are often the battle of the blobs.

Tbh I'd welcome a modern dust up with super detailed high quality sprites, they have a charm which 3d models fail to emulate imo, it's why I'll always view the 2d xcom games as looking more atmospheric/scary then 3d ones like the firaxis remakes.

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

I hope you have legitimate criticism for 2. :P I see too many people say that Starcraft II is shite, because they have not been around long enough to understand that Starcraft is a space opera over rednecks in space, and then they bitch and moan about stuff like the cheesy Raynor/Kerrigan romance.

As for Brood Wars being shit... I don't think that I have ever heard that before.

Just give me co-op missions (campaign) and better arcade/custom maps. That's all that's needed.

One of the interesting aspects of this is how much it'll throw off the balance of the game. A wider viewing area will affect the existing balance quite a bit. If they also added unlimited unit selection or smartcasting, it'd totally break the game.

Clive Howlitzer:
One of the interesting aspects of this is how much it'll throw off the balance of the game. A wider viewing area will affect the existing balance quite a bit. If they also added unlimited unit selection or smartcasting, it'd totally break the game.

Unlimited units breaking the game? I want to see pros go and fight out a 400 zergling vs 200 marine battle. Just imagine the blood...

Samtemdo8:

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

OK time to debate what is wrong with Starcraft 2 and Brood War?

Can't speak for Brood War because it is a pretty excellent expansion pack, but I found that Starcraft 2's storytelling was easily the weakest part of the game. It's difficult to go from a local squabble in the Koprulu Sector to a vast galaxy threatening invasion by the Hybrids and not feel like something went wrong in the transition to the sequel.

Soviet Heavy:

Samtemdo8:

Silentpony:
Well after the complete mess that was Starcraft 2, I guess this is a good thing? Then again Brood Wars was shit.

OK time to debate what is wrong with Starcraft 2 and Brood War?

Can't speak for Brood War because it is a pretty excellent expansion pack, but I found that Starcraft 2's storytelling was easily the weakest part of the game. It's difficult to go from a local squabble in the Koprulu Sector to a vast galaxy threatening invasion by the Hybrids and not feel like something went wrong in the transition to the sequel.

The hybrids were heavily hinted at in Brood War. It's just a shame that a lot of content was exclusive to the N64 port, because, like you said, it makes it seem as if there is a huge jump in the plot and its severity.

I...really don't care.

Which is odd, because while SC2 pretty much trumps SC1 on every front, SC1 was still solid, and still quite playable last time I checked, bar some annoyances. If you're leaving those annoyances in, and just giving it a facelift, then it feels a bit redundant.

Now, if you remade Warcraft I & II, that would be a different story.

Soviet Heavy:
Can't speak for Brood War because it is a pretty excellent expansion pack, but I found that Starcraft 2's storytelling was easily the weakest part of the game. It's difficult to go from a local squabble in the Koprulu Sector to a vast galaxy threatening invasion by the Hybrids and not feel like something went wrong in the transition to the sequel.

Galaxy? You make this sound way too grounded. The entire universe or multiverse or whatever was under threat. They had to go to a pocket reality to fight a crazed dark god from beyond time and space and his trans-dimensional army of psychic energy monsters. Then one of the main characters ascended to a higher plane of existence after combining souls with Cthulu, who had been guiding them with visions and prophecies of future events. I don't know what the heck the folks at Blizzard were smoking to come up with this.

This had better not be THE major announcement at BlizzCon.

Diablo III is due for a new expansion, and daddy wants his Druid.

Considering StarCraft 1 and 2 were both solid games, there's a lot of negativity with literally no rationality behind it.

What's to dislike about remaking a relatively outdated game to bring it back into the spotlight?

SlumlordThanatos:
This had better not be THE major announcement at BlizzCon.

Diablo III is due for a new expansion, and daddy wants his Druid.

Diablo IV is far more likely, or at least a new Diablo game of some kind.

If StarCraft gets an announcement of its own at BlizzCon, I'm hoping for a second mission pack.

I have not cared about StarCraft for years and since I'm not a fan of HD remasterings I can only scowl at this.

If it's free and/or I can play old SC1 maps without altering or editing them, that would be amazing.
Even better so if I can do so through SC2.

Yeah, there's a mod that already does that. Seriously, I don't see what they can add to that. And what I AM afraid of is them Lucasing the original story by changing bits of it to fit better with the narrative of SC2...

Lizzy Finnegan:
StarCraft HD will have "improved graphics resolution and user interface."

Translation: We added widescreen support.

I bet a lot of people are going to expect this game to have entirely new models and textures. Prepare for disappointment.

Another remaster? Guess that's all we'll be getting for a good while then. It's a mystery why my PS4 has been collecting dust while the xbox360 and PS2 have been seeing regular use lately.

TwoSidesOneCoin:
Another remaster? Guess that's all we'll be getting for a good while then. It's a mystery why my PS4 has been collecting dust while the xbox360 and PS2 have been seeing regular use lately.

This is the first Remaster Blizzard has ever done. :p

That said, I'm glad for it, because I'd like to see remastered versions of WarCrafts 1-3.

008Zulu:

Lizzy Finnegan:
StarCraft HD will have "improved graphics resolution and user interface."

Translation: We added widescreen support.

Can totally live with that. The current mod availability for SC1 regarding higher res is abysmal.

 

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