Former Warcraft and Starcraft devs Frost Giant Studios have finally revealed their debut game: Stormgate, an ambitious new RTS built in Unreal Engine 5.
Stormgate is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) with a playable beta planned for sometime in 2023.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Welcome to the future of RTS.
Stormgate is the new real-time strategy game from the team at Frost Giant Studios—including former developers of WarcraftⓇ III and StarCraftⓇ II. 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.
Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Stormgate will support high-resolution HD visuals in 4K and hundreds of units in epic, large-scale wars across a variety of maps and tilesets. The user interface is designed to make RTS more approachable by streamlining inputs, automatically assigning units to control groups, and enhancing gameplay. We’ve lowered the skill floor while keeping the ceiling as high as you want to climb.
Stormgate is the RTS everyone’s been waiting for.
- 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 fully-playable demonic Infernals return to unleash havoc once again, Earth’s defenders must gather their courage—and climb into their 20-foot tall 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 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.