RTS fans all around the world are incredibly excited for the release of Stormgate. However, there are still a ton of unanswered questions about the game, including some key details. This time we’ll be looking at what we know so far about Stormgate races and how many we’re likely to see in the game.
What We Know About The Races In Stormgate
Before we get into the topic, it’s important to highlight that the game is still in very early development, so things could change. With that being said, we do have a decent amount of details already, largely revealed through the various Frost Giant interviews.
So far it has been confirmed there will be at least two races in Stormgate, the Human Resistance and the Infernal Hosts. There have also been heavy hints of a third race, with Frost Giant CEO Tim Morten often using the term “2 plus” when talking about the Stormgate races.
Considering everything that’s been revealed so far, we’ll certainly see the two already announced races and are probably also getting the third unrevealed race for beta or launch.
Stormgate’s Long-Term Model Hints At Further Races
In addition to the (likely) three races that will be coming with the game, we’ll also probably see more join the fray down the line. Of course, nothing is confirmed, but over their many interviews, the Frost Giant team have confirmed that Stormgate is designed with the long term in mind and that down the line new content may bring massive changes.
Furthermore, in a recent interview with Kevin “Harstem” Koning, lead game designer Kevin “Monk” Dong was queried about races. Most notably, he was very open to an RTS with many races, such as Age of Empires, and suggested that balancing four races would be tough, but very doable. There was also talk of adding sub-factions to Stormgate, i.e. races with slight variants.
All this could very well mean that we’ll see more than three races in the future.
Will Stormgate Have Sub-Factions?
Sub-factions are essentially the same as other races, but with slight differences. This might be different units, buildings, or even a whole different way to play. When this was mentioned in the above interview, Kevin Dong was very open to the idea – and even confirmed something like this was being experimented with!
He compared it to something similar to the co-op commanders in Starcraft 2, where each commander adds something different and unique to their race. So, picking a different Terran commander could have a completely different playstyle, while still featuring the overall base of the race.
This is something that may also exist in Stormgate, although, things are still being shaped and this feature could exist in some modes, like 3v3, but not others, like 1v1. We’ll just have to wait and see, but there’s plenty to be excited about!