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Starcraft HD Remaster Rumbles Around the Rumor Mill

Blizzard is reportedly planning on releasing an HD remaster for the original Starcraft.

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Korean news site iNews24 is reporting that Blizzard Entertainment is close to announcing an HD remaster of the original Starcraft. The report, translated via Kotaku, cites multiple sources who say the remaster will be revealed some time in 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," says the original report.

The site points out that the StarCraft II World Championship Series finishes in Mexico during September, so it's likely that the title will be announced there. Further information would follow at BlizzCon in November. The original Starcraft is big business and still successful in South Korea.

This rumor follows a job listing from the end of last year looking for a senior software engineer for "classic games". The listing mentioned StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II and "restoring them to glory". Blizzard has also previously commented on potential remasters.

If Blizzard is working on a remaster of Starcraft, I'm ready for them to throw some more resources towards a remastered Warcraft III. Hell, I'd even be interested in a potential Warcraft IV if the wind in blowing in that direction. I love World of Warcraft, but Warcraft III in particular is such a hallowed part of PC gaming history, with one of its mods leading to the entire MOBA genre. A Starcraft remaster is probably a more profitable bet, but Warcraft III should be close behind.

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