Attention, real-time strategy (RTS) fans! Stormgate is the most exciting prospect in the genre, developed by Frost Giant Studios, ready to set the world ablaze and revitalize the genre, pushing it to new heights. No, it's not Starcraft 3...but it's the next best thing!
Join us as we discuss everything you need to know about Stormgate, from its Early Access release date window to the latest news, gameplay, features, and more.
Update on 28 February 2024: We've updated this article with the latest information about Stormgate.
Table of Contents
- Latest Stormgate News & Info
- Stormgate Early Access Release Date Window
- What is Stormgate?
- Stormgate Gameplay & Features
- Stormgate Platforms at Launch
Please note: Images in this article are from the game's Steam page and should be considered pre-alpha. Stormgate looks even better than what the images show!
Latest Stormgate News & Info
You will always find the latest news and additional info about Stormgate below, as we consistently update this portion of the article for our reader's convenience.
Stay tuned as we will bring you more news about Stormgate. Now, let's dive into the important details.
Stormgate Early Access Release Date Window
At the time of writing, Stormgate does not have an official release date. However, we can say that the Closed Beta kicked off in December 2023, and it's been getting insanely good feedback.
Stormgate does have an Early Access release date window of "Summer 2024." That's between 20 June and 22 September 2024, in case you were wondering.
What is Stormgate?
As a fan of the Starcraft and Warcraft franchises, Stormgate makes me drool uncontrollably. Developed by Frost Giant Studios, Stormgate is a real-time strategy (RTS) title that looks like the spiritual successor to Starcraft 2, mixed with Warcraft elements and maybe even a bit of Command and Conquer thrown into the mix.
In fact, the development team does include those who have worked on both Starcraft 2 and Warcraft 3. The game is also free-to-play but not pay-to-win, in case you are wondering...
Explore an ever-evolving story through thrilling campaign missions where science fiction and fantasy collide—solo or cooperatively. Battle opponents around the world on our competitive 1v1 ladder. Team up with your friends to challenge the AI in cooperative modes. Get your hands dirty in the editor to build the game of your dreams.
It is 100% a next-gen title built on the Unreal Engine 5, allowing for thousands of units on the screen at the same time. Stormgate is set in a new science fantasy universe where players command mechs and defend Earth from an invasion of "Infernals." Command mechs to defend the Earth or invade it as the Infernals.
Stormgate Gameplay & Features
To say that Stormgate is everything an RTS fan would want could even be an understatement. We are just going to cut to the chase now...check out the confirmed Stormgate features as per the game's official page on Steam below.
Epic story missions
"Earth didn’t stand a chance. Our story begins hundreds of years in the future, after alien invaders hellbent on claiming this planet as their own poured out of the Stormgates and brought an end to the world as we knew it. Yet humanity survived.
As the demonic Infernal Host returns to unleash havoc once again, Earth’s defenders must gather their courage—and climb into their mechs—to save the world. It’s up to you to pick a side, harvest resources, build your base, and command mighty armies to decide the outcome."
The first truly social RTS
"Whatever your favorite game mode, you can play Stormgate with friends. Campaign missions can be played cooperatively, Stormgate’s open-ended co-op mode supports 3 players, and even 1v1 competitive players can make social connections through the built-in tournament system."
The next generation of RTS competition
"Stormgate carries forward the RTS genre's storied legacy of world-class esports. Enjoy advanced matchmaking for players of all skill levels, featuring a competitive 1v1 ladder where your abilities will be put to the test against similarly-skilled opponents around the world.
When it comes to competition, we've got you covered: set up your own tournaments, participate in grassroots events, or qualify for professional esports matches, all from directly within the game."
Free to play – Never pay to win
"Stormgate is free-to-play so that everyone can enjoy the fun of RTS. Support the development of additional optional content that you enjoy, without ever paying to remove nuisances or gain an advantage."
Unleash your creativity in the editor
"Craft your own custom missions and mini-games in our powerful and user-friendly editor. Draw terrain, create scripts, modify units, and publish your map for the community to play. Gather data about your content to take your creations to the next level. Make something fun, share it with the world, and be rewarded for your effort and creativity."
Sounds good, right? Well, the proof is in the pudding, some check out the exciting 10-minute video showcasing Stormgate's features and gameplay.
Stormgate Platforms at Launch
The only confirmed platform for Stormgate is PC. There is no indication that this might change in the future.
Check out the awesome Stormgate trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2023 below, showcasing some fast and furious gameplay alongside announcing the game's Kickstarter campaign.
That's everything you need to know about Stormgate, the next-gen RTS title from Frost Giant Studios. As more information, such as a solid release date for Stormgate, becomes available, we will endeavor to update this article, so stay tuned!