Starcraft is one of the iconic blizzard properties. It sparked a world wide love of the multiplayer, with many people still playing the first Starcraft over the more recent Starcraft II. If reports are to be believed, Blizzard may be working to Remaster Starcraft, as Starcraft HD and an announcement may be eminent.
According to Korean news site iNews24, Blizzard Entertainment is close to announcincing an HD remaster of the original Starcraft. The report, translated by Kotaku, cites multiple sources who say that Starcraft HD will be announced this September.
“Today, multiple sources with knowledge of Blizzard internal plans said that Blizzard will reveal StarCraft HD to the public this September. The StarCraft HD remastered version will retain the original gameplay and is said to have improved graphics resolution and user interface (UI).”
With the StarCraft II World Championship Series finishing up this September, it would make sense for blizzard to use that event as an announcement platform for this remaster. Blizzard would undoubtedly release more details during BlizzCon in November. With original Starcraft still big in South Korea, it is no wonder Blizzard wants to revitalize the classic game.
This rumor comes after a previous job listing was spotted on the Blizzard Job directory to work on Diablo II, Starcraft and Warcraft III and mentioned “restoring them to glory”.
The chance to replay and enjoy these classic games with new, and improved visuals is something many fans dream of. While Starcraft is the obvious choice from a business point of view, Diablo II and Warcraft III are ones that I personally would enjoying seeing. I have spend countless hours over those games, and the story and gameplay still hold up in today’s world. Lets hope if a Starcraft HD does well, more classic Blizzard properties will follow. Starcraft, that was originally released back in 1998, has sold more then 11 million copies since it’s release. BlizzCon will take place November 4-6 in Anaheim, CA.