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Blizzard reportedly working on StarCraft HD with enhanced graphics

first_imgThe original StarCraft is still one of the finest real-time strategy games ever made, and a whole new generation of gamers might soon learn just why. Blizzard is reportedly aiming to release an HD version of the original StarCraft, and will officially announce it this September.This news comes to us from iNews24, a trusted online Korean newspaper. A Google-translated version of the site reveals that many sources have told them that StarCraft HD (obviously not a confirmed title) will feature enhanced graphics and improved user interface (UI), and that it will also faithfully replicate the original’s gameplay and balance. Blizzard would certainly have a riot on their hands if they didn’t. As we all know, StarCraft is as close to a national sport in Korea as it gets, and we’ve seen many announcements for the series made there first. According to the paper the original currently ranks number seven in the top 10 list of most-played internet cafe games in the country! That’s what’s called staying power.But, as with all rumors, take this with a grain of salt, even if an HD version would make a lot of sense for Blizzard. The original was released way back in 1998, with an excellent expansion called Brood War released the following year and expanding the story greatly. It’s definitely been enough time for even the most hardcore fans to want to revisit it, while allowing younger players to easily jump in and experience the wonderful game for themselves.There are still plenty of questions that fans will need answered. Will this remaster just feature better resolution graphics, new art, or perhaps utilize the StarCraft II engine? Will it include Brood War and the addictive multiplayer (and how could it not?)While the announcement will reportedly come next month, more information will undoubtedly be revealed at November’s BlizzCon, Blizzard’s annual video game convention. We’ve reached out to Activision Blizzard for confirmation on StarCraft HD but haven’t heard back at time of publication.last_img read more