The Electronics Entertainment Expo, higher often called E3, was canceled but once more this yr. In its place, serving an analogous function, we’ve got Summer Game Fest. It’s nonetheless occurring this weekend, however the largest bulletins got here from the opening stream on Thursday. Among gameplay demos of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, in addition to attention-grabbing trailers for various upcoming titles, there have been additionally some new game bulletins.
The trailer showcases two of the races within the game: people, that are technologically superior far past the fashionable day on this setting, and “Infernals”, that are aliens but in addition apparently demons in some style. Stormgate‘s developer says that the human faction’s know-how is meant to really feel grounded in actuality, whereas the Infernals “walk the line between sci-fi and fantasy.” There can be further factions in addition to these two, as effectively.
Notably, Stormgate can be free-to-play. Frost Giant hasn’t elaborated on precisely what the monetization mannequin can be, however they’ve said emphatically that it’s going to “never” be “pay to win.” After the debacle surrounding Diablo Immortal, many gamers are probably leery of a free-to-play title involving former Blizzard devs, however the of us at Frost Giant appear to primarily have been artists and builders, not the enterprise arm of Blizzard.
Perhaps the very best information about Stormgate for a sure phase of gamers is that it’s going to have a full marketing campaign and strong cooperative multi-player options. While it’ll cater to the eSports market as effectively, in fact, the co-op potential of RTS video games normally goes ignored. WIRED bought an unique take a look at the game in its early state, and says that the game will embody a “comp stomp” mode that “pits teams of 3 players against increasingly nasty AI foes.”