As part of a slew of virtual reality (VR) videogame announcements last week Carbon Studio unveiled the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming title Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall. As part of the announcement, the studio opened sign-ups for a closed beta with the final day to apply to be today. However, there was so much interest that Carbon Studio has extended the sign-up window.
Over on its Discord channel, the developer notes that the first testing batch was easily filled so anyone signing up from today will fill the second quota of testers – at least 25 will be selected, possibly up to 50. Applying is fairly simple, just sign-up to the newsletter on the official Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall website and then fill in your details on this form. You’ve now got until 18th June to sign up and you’ll need a VR capable PC, of course.
The beta has also been extended due to more content being included. Carbon Studio confirmed: “We’ve recently added a few bonus features to the game that influence the core gameplay experience, and we need a few extra days to prepare everything for your arrival.” Once the beta launches it’ll run for a couple of weeks giving participants plenty of time to experience the early part of the campaign and the core mechanics.
Beta testers will get their hands on some of that exciting melee and magic action showcased in the trailer, battling dreaded Nighthaunts and more as they deliver Stormcast Eternal justice.
Being a Warhammer title there’s a heavy amount of narrative and lore to enrich the experience with the synopsis explaining: “Set in the Age of Sigmar universe, Tempestfall’s campaign begins following the devastating event noted in history as the Necroquake in the Realm of Death, also called Shyish. This massive explosion of dark magic has triggered the Nighthaunt forces to rise up all across the Mortal Realms. In response a retinue of Stormcast Eternals, the embodiment of Sigmar’s wrath made manifest, gifted with superhuman speed, strength and endurance has been specially assembled. The quest to lead this retinue and investigate this new threat to the Mortal Realms, and the dangerous task of a hands-on investigation in Shyish, falls to you, Lord-Arcanum Castor Stormscryer.”
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall is slated for release on PC VR headset and Oculus Quest this summer. Take a look at the exciting gameplay trailer below and for further updates, keep reading VRFocus.