Starship Troopers: Extermination announced as a 12-player co-op game
Offworld Industries, creators of Squad, prepare a cooperative shooting game based on Starship Troopers. It will arrive in 2023 on PC (Steam) in early access format.
Taking advantage of the fact that this month marks the 25th anniversary of the original release of the movie Starship Troopers, the Offworld Industries studio has announced that it is working on a new license game. Since they are responsible for Squad , a military game based on tactical cooperation, this project will also be based on those same design ideas: it will be a cooperative game in which up to 12 people will have to form a group to defeat waves of giant insects.
Starship Troopers: Extermination, that’s what this new game will be called, will be released sometime in 2023. In principle it will only be available for PC through Steam, where it already has an official page with a description, images and the possibility of being added to the wish list. The idea is to release the game in Early Access and build it up based on community feedback. Under these lines you can see a first teaser gameplay of the project.
Cooperative survival with large-scale battles
At the playable level we can expect a cooperative FPS with survival mechanics and even construction, systems that will help us stay alive in the face of the hordes of insects that will come for us. At the start of its Early Access, Starship Troopers: Extermination will feature three main character classes (Assault, Support, and Defense) and five Bug classes (Drone, Warrior, Gunner, Plasma Grenadier, and Tiger Elite).
This title will take us to a map full of insects that will gain power as we progress through the missions. Our characters will be able to receive skill improvements to cope with this evolution, and we will also have to take care of equipping our base of operations well. During these missions we will have to recover facilities and destroy nests of insects, something that they promise will lead to large-scale battles. Groups of players will be able to communicate with a specific system that will allow them to mark points of interest without the need for voice chat.