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Report: StarCraft HD remaster is in the works

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An announcement could come next month

Blizzard Entertainment will unveil a high-definition StarCraft this fall, Korean news site iNews24 reports. The announcement for StarCraft HD is coming as early as September, according to iNews24, with more details set to debut at November’s BlizzCon event.

The reported enhanced version of the hugely successful PC game will have better graphics, a new user interface and the original 1998 version’s gameplay. The multiple sources familiar with Blizzard that iNews cites revealed little else about the StarCraft remaster.

Kotaku notes that the September announcement timing could line up with the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series finals, scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in Mexico City. The next event in that tournament will be held Aug. 12 in Canada as part of the DreamHack Zowie Open in Montreal.

StarCraft remains one of the most popular games to this day, particularly in Korea. Even 18 years later, the real-time strategy game draws thousands of players to internet cafes a month. It regularly sits in Korean net cafe visitors' the top 10 most played games, just below more contemporary titles like Overwatch and League of Legends.

We explore this phenomenon and the StarCraft series’ enduring popularity in our feature on the franchise’s history. Read that for more on the original game ahead of its reported HD re-release.