FrostGiant took the stage at the PC Gaming Show to reveal the first pre-alpha gameplay of Stormgate, which was announced last year. Studio president Tim Campbell presented alongside Sean Plott (who made his name in the Starcraft scene) and demoed the game, showing the early human gameplay and other segments.
In the discussion about the game, Campbell explained that one of the goals was to make the game accessible to everyone, regardless of what experience they had. He also later expanded that the developers believe that a high skill ceiling is also important to allow players to express themselves in a variety of ways.
Tim also explained that while this was only showcasing 1v1 play (starring humans with their cybermutt scouts), the team is working on other modes such as a 3v1 cooperative version of the game against the AI. There will be a campaign also playable in co-op, a powerful editor (to hopefully live up to Starcraft's history of custom games), a mixture of competitive game modes, and multiple asymmetrical factions.
Like Starcraft 2 is currently, Stormgate will be free-to-play when it releases, another element that works in favor of accessibility, along with them emphasizing cooperative play. While there is no release date for Stormgate yet, if you wishlist it on Steam and go to their website you can sign up for the closed testing starting next month.