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Blizzard's StarCraft: Remastered video explores the making of a classic

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In the first of a series of videos building up to StarCraft: Remastered’s launch, Blizzard looks back at the development of the original StarCraft, including the first time it was shown off and got branded as ‘Orcs in space’. 

StarCraft alumni like Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime recall a frantic period, where the company had to quickly produce something to reveal at a show and rapidly put together a prototype that’s quite different from the game that was launched in 1998. “We kinda felt like we got our asses handed to us,” remembers Blizzard chief development officer Frank Pearce. 

And if you’ve been worried that too many changes might ruin the formula, Blizzard is adamant that StarCraft: Remastered will be the StarCraft you remember. “We’re not trying to improve it, you can’t mess with perfection, but rather we’re bringing what was cutting edge in 1998 back to today’s standards in 2017.”

StarCraft: Remastered is due out on August 14.

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.