Way back in 2015, the creators behind the popular StarCrafts animated web series managed to raise $100,000 to create a cartoon mod for StarCraft 2, transforming the game to look exactly like the cartoon series. The mod was limited and only available through Arcade Mode but a much more comprehensive overhaul is now coming to StarCraft Remastered.
Blizzard re-launched StarCraft 1 last year in remastered form, bringing the classic RTS up to date for modern machines. Now, Blizzard has officially partnered up with CarBot Animations, the group behind the StarCrafts series on YouTube. Together, they will be releasing an official graphics pack that will overhaul the entire game, rather than just one or two select maps.
The graphics pack has been in the works for over a year and transforms all assets and in-game cut scenes, giving fans to embrace the sillier side of StarCraft properly this time around.
The StarCraft Cartooned graphics pack for StarCraft Remastered has launched today with a £9/$10 price tag, which is on the steeper end of things but by the looks of it, a lot of work did go into this. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will be getting a similar official graphics pack for StarCraft 2, mainly due to the extra number of assets, maps and the entirely different engine used for SC 2.
KitGuru Says: I’m really glad Blizzard decided to team up with CarBot to release something official this time around, although it is a shame that StarCraft 2 won’t be getting the same treatment. Did any of you play the original mod? Will you be getting the graphics pack for StarCraft Remastered?