Locked Teams

Has there been any word on whether games will always be Team Locked, or if there will be some kind of diplomatic stances in the game?

It wasn’t an option in custom games during the stress test, but I’m not sure all the options were available during the test either.

My guess is that such game modes won’t be there in the beginning but Adam Isgreen said that they wanted to talk more to the community after release about which features they should continue to add. So diplomacy might be one of those things that will come to the game after release.

there was very clearly a diplomatic tab at the top right of the screen.
During the stress test we could only send tribute etc but i’d assume this will definitely be part of the diplomacy features.