StarCraft Remastered Trailer, Release Date, and Pre-order

Subject: General Tech | June 29, 2017 - 09:34 PM |
Tagged: pc gaming, blizzard

We first reported on StarCraft Remastered when it was announced, which was alongside the GSL 2017 Season 1 finals on March 26th. This was accompanied by a patch that brought the base game up to modern standards, which conveniently allows it to be multiplayer-compatible with Remastered, although skill-based matchmaking is exclusive to Remastered.

It has now been given a trailer, above, and a release date: August 14th, 2017.

As for the price? Pre-orders for StarCraft Remastered are available at $14.99 USD, although it’s unclear whether this price will stick after the pre-order period. I should note that the page states that StarCraft Remastered requires “StarCraft Anthology”. The way its worded makes it look like you need to buy something else, but StarCraft Anthology was made free with the aforementioned 1.18a patch. Basically, it looks like Blizzard is treating StarCraft Remastered as a paid booster to StarCraft Anthology, but, again, the latter is free so it probably only matters in terms of the install process. At least, that’s how it looks to me.

Source: Blizzard

June 30, 2017 | 01:07 AM - Posted by orvtrebor

I doubt they will raise the price after launch. $15 is about as high as most people would pay for this, $10 being the ideal price.

I'm buying it, but I loved SC1. I doubt it will bring in many new players though.

Although the target audience is Korea, so I guess it doesn't matter.

June 30, 2017 | 06:21 AM - Posted by John Pombrio

In my Blizzard account, I registered my StarCraft Anthology a few years ago. I bet that is the easy way for Blizz to know you have the previous game.

June 30, 2017 | 05:15 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Yeah, I just didn't want people to see the product page and be like "guh, I got to buy that too?" and leave. Nope. It's free.

July 4, 2017 | 12:53 AM - Posted by Goofus Maximus

I haven't paid for a game in over a decade. Now I finally have Starcraft/Broodwars for free, courtesy of Blizzard.

Yay!

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