Starship Troopers Star Casper Van Dien Joins Offworld’s Starship Troopers: Extermination, Confirming Console Editions & 1.0 Release Date for October 2024

Starship Troopers Star Casper Van Dien Joins Offworld’s Starship Troopers: Extermination, Confirming Console Editions & 1.0 Release Date for October 2024

Los Angeles, United States – June 8th, 2024 — Incoming message from the United Citizen Federation! During today’s IGN Live event, Offworld—in collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products—announced that its acclaimed 16-player FPS Starship Troopers: Extermination will arrive on PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X | S consoles this coming October 11 when the title launches out of Early Access into 1.0. Making the announcement onstage was none other than Casper Van Dien, the star of the original 1997 Starship Troopers film, who revealed that his iconic character Johnny Rico will return in Starship Troopers: Extermination, commanding players in a new, single-player game mode included in the 1.0 launch, alongside new enemies, locations & more!

The new game mode focuses entirely on a single-player experience, offering 25 distinct missions and a variety of PvE combat scenarios across multiple environments, with a second chapter to follow post-launch. Tapped for an elite spec ops group within the Mobile Infantry, players find themselves following the orders of living legend General John “Johnny” Rico, proving their mettle against hordes of enemy Arachnids with the aid of three original NPC allies to prove themselves worthy of recruitment.

Alongside the announcement, Offworld also shared a new gameplay trailer, showcasing the battles, Bugs and blasts that console players can expect from upon their enlistment in the United Citizen Federation’s Mobile Infantry. Additionally, in the coming weeks, Offworld will share more information regarding Starship Troopers: Extermination—including details about the latest update, which arrives at the end of June.
The Early Access edition of Starship Troopers: Extermination, as of Update 0.7.0, is currently available for $29.99 USD—a lower price point than when it launches into 1.0—and puts players on the far-off front lines in an all-out war with the Arachnid menace. Work together to complete objectives, acquire resources, build and defend your base of operations, and then escape to the extraction point together. The battle will be intense but, as hardened warriors standing for all of humanity and the United Citizen Federation, leave no inch of ground safe for the Arachnids!
About Offworld
Originating as a small group of Battlefield 2 modders, Offworld soon became its own independent development studio, launching its debut title Squad to critical and public acclaim in 2016. In the years since, Offworld has grown into a diverse team of over 130 employees, and expanded its roster of games to include Starship Troopers: Extermination, currently available in Early Access on Steam, and Squad 44, the World War 2-themed offshoot of their first game. For more information about Offworld, please visit:

About Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services, and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics.  For additional information, visit

About Casper Van Dien

Casper Van Dien is an acclaimed actor best known for his breakout role as ‘Rico’ in the cult classic sci-fi film “Starship Troopers.” He has starred in numerous notable films, including Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow,” “Tarzan and the Lost City,” “Alita: Battle Angel,” and “Doolittle’s Heroes.” On television, Van Dien has had recurring roles in popular series such as “All American,” “Salvage Marines,” and “Monk.” He has also been a pioneering figure in new media, winning a Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for his role as ‘Johnny Cage’ in the web-series “Mortal Kombat Legacy.” In addition to his acting career, Van Dien has directed several films, with his second film “Patient Killer” winning best film and director awards.


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