A previous BNETDocs article talked about a rumor that StarCraft would be getting remastered. This suspicion was confirmed after Blizzard announced their plans during the "I <3 StarCraft" event which celebrated 19 years of StarCraft:
Furthermore, Blizzard conducted an interview about the development of SC: Remastered that you can watch here:
Recently, an article from Team Liquid surfaced about Blizzard's plans to prepare for SC: Remastered. That article has been reposted below.
In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, SC:BW will be receiving its first official patch since January 21, 2009—almost 8 years ago. This patch mostly contains bug fixes and added functionality, with only 2 changes to unit bugs.
These changes should have little or no effect on gameplays, since SC:R will allegedly be compatible with BW 1.16.
Patch Will Happen 3/30 US Time. More details soon?
StarCraft v1.18a Patch Notes
StarCraft and Brood War will now be completely FREE.
Specific Changes & Improvements
Please “Run as Admin” during patching; it is required by modern operating systems and your first client run will migrate saves to avoid issu es from Windows system admin changes
* Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between * Added UTF-8 support * Added Keybind options * Added cursor clamping in game while windowed; unclamped in menus * Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types * Added options to display actions per minute * Added Observer mode * Added opponent information when joining a game lobby * Added autosaving for replays * Added in game timer option * Added UPnP support * Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net * Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections * Improved behavior of available lobbies within the Join game section * Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 * Improved anticheat * Improved installation and patching performance * Native support for Fish
* Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan, and other graphic glitches * Fixed problems with LAN game discovery * Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in Battle.net menus * LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes * Valkyries will fire missiles regardless of population size * Dragoons will not freeze and require a Stop order before accepting new orders
* Mac is not supported this patch, but is in progress * The profile section is currently unavailable