The game, which is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 by a team built around a core of Starcraft 2 and Warcraft 3 veterans, has already gone through two alpha phases, the first closed pre-alpha testing code-named "Apocalypse" and the second closed alpha testing code-named "Baneling."
A third alpha test is coming, code-named "Chronosphere" and the amount of players invited to test the game has been tripled. Signups are available on the official site.
The report, posted via video, mentioned that the game "has been performing really well, definitely exceeding expectations at this stage."
We also get to see plenty of gameplay and hear about the experimentation and theory-crafting done by Stormgate's evidently very active alpha community, which worked together on finding cheesy strategies and countering them. There even have been two tournaments, which apparently were quite exciting.
While the first alpha phase only included the human faction, the next one will finally unlock the second faction, the Infernal Host, and the video also shows a glimpse at their gameplay, which was originally revealed in August at Gamescom via the Opening Night Live.
You can check out the video below.
Revealed in June 2022, Stormgate is a brand new spiritual successor to Starcraft coming for PC via Steam. Yet, the developers mention that it could arrive on other platforms at some point. While it doesn't have a release date, we know that the beta, which will be the longest testing period, will extend into 2024.
If you'd like to see more, you can also check out more gameplay from the PC Gaming show in June. It'll be certainly interesting to see if this game will manage to bring classic RTS games back under the spotlight.