The co-op shooter game is set to make its debut in May.

By Ryan Scott · @RyanScottWrites · May 3, 2023, 6:46 PM EDT
Image courtesy of Offworld Industries

Sixth months after the game was first announced, we now know when we can get our hands on Starship Troopers: Extermination. The co-op, first-person shooter set within the beloved sci-fi franchise will be available via early access beginning May 17, as was announced by developer Offworld Industries. Though it should be noted that early access comes with some qualifiers, as the developers will be using the feedback they get from the community to improve the game before the more official, wide release at a later date.

The early access edition of the game will initially be available on PC for $24.99. The developers say they intend for the game to be in early access for about a year. “Our vision is to show a galactic war between the United Citizen Federation and the Arachnid Empire,” Offworld said of the release. “After our initial launch and throughout the course of Early Access development, players will get to engage with exciting new updates that expand upon the in-game universe while providing feedback through the Steam Community Hub that our developers can take into consideration.”

As for the gameplay, squads of four will battle the alien bugs in the wilds of space, utilizing different character classes to get the job done. Based on the trailers that have been released thus far, the game looks appropriately chaotic and violent. An official description of the game reads as follows:

Starship Troopers: Extermination is a co-op FPS that puts up to twelve players on the far-off front lines of an all-out planetary battle against the Bugs! Squad up, grab your rifle, and do your part as an elite Deep Space Vanguard Trooper set to take back planets claimed by the Arachnid threat! Featuring multiple Trooper classes, dozens of weapons sourced from and inspired by the Starship Troopers universe, and hordes of Bugs to blast away at, Starship Troopers: Extermination delivers an exciting new foray into the science-fiction classic.”


Offworld also explains that the full version of the game “will span multiple worlds and “is planned to include additional weapons, enemy types, class progression upgrades, community events, and encounters.” Additionally, players “will have a diverse roster of customization options allowing them to tailor their Troopers to fit their playstyle and experience.” At launch, the game will feature a “massive” map on Planet Valaka that up to 16 players can team up on at once.

Starship Troopers: Extermination arrives through early access on May 17, and you can wishlist the game now on Steam.