Stormgate, the new real-time strategy game from Frost Giant Studios, had its world premiere during the Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase.
We already knew that Frost Giant Studios, which is made up of former Starcraft 2, Diablo 4 and Warcraft 3 developers, was working on a "great real-time strategy game" but, until now, we didn't know the name or what we were looking for. . to expect from the studio's first project.
Stormgate's first world cinematic trailer set the scene quite well, showing an archaeologist finding a shield in a dungeon-like setting before being attacked by a demon-like creature. Fortunately, before the damage is done, someone in a mech suit saves her and confronts the demon before leading our beloved archaeologist to safety. Check out the trailer below:
After the trailer, Tim Morten, CEO of Frost Giant Studios (and former production manager and lead producer on StarCraft 2), explained a bit about the game.
According to Morten, the storm gates themselves are "portals that open during massive solar storms and release hellish hosts to the future earth." While exact details on how this will play out in real-time strategy weren't shared, Morten revealed that the game is based on Unreal Engine 5 and its first two factions: Human Resistance and Infernal Hosts. . We don't know much about these factions at this point, but we do know that the archaeologist in the scene was part of the Human Resistance while the demon was (you guessed it) one of the infernal hosts. However, there is no news about our mechanical savior.
Additionally, Morten revealed that Stormgate will have a variety of modes, including co-op campaign, three-player open co-op, 3v3 competitive multiplayer, and a 1v1 competitive mode.
Also, while Stormgate will be free, Merton noted that it will not be paid for and will not include NFTS.
A beta version of Stormgate will be available in 2023, but the full release date was not revealed during the presentation.