From Alien Planets to Headset Wars: Exploding Into Starship Troopers: Extermination on PS5

The gaming world is buzzing with anticipation for the next big thing, the latest game to storm the block and beat the competition in the most definitive way. Hot off the press is a new challenger, one that hopes to outshine the rest on top gaming consoles: Starship Troopers: Extermination. This isn’t just another space-themed shoot-’em-up; it’s a direct competitor for one of the breakout successes of 2024 – Helldivers 2. Out on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S this October, let’s take a look at what could be the PS5 gem of the year.

A New Contender Emerges on PS5

Players have been raving about the strategic depth of Helldivers 2 and the intense co-op action that players are experiencing, but that might all change now. Starship Troopers: Extermination, based on the cult sci-fi satire series, is a co-op first-person shooter leaving early access on Steam as well as coming out on consoles, including a long-awaited PS5 version.

Unique Features That Stand Out on PS5

It doesn’t just look like it’s cribbing from the works that inspired it, it’s building on them. Starship Troopers: Extermination — as well as offering its own unique take on the first-person shooter (FPS) conceit, from the use of character classes to some light base-building — expands on the ‘room-clearing’ cooperative shooter experience. It supports as many as 16 players in a co-op mode, so sessions are psychedelically chaotic affairs that reward a combination of tactics and group solidarity.

A Solo Adventure Awaits on PS5

Starship Troopers: Extermination’s biggest draw is its single-player mode. Whereas Helldivers 2 gives very little attention to single-player content, with only one-and-a-half levels available in the offline ‘solo’ mode, Starship Troopers gives you 25 single-player PvE levels. It must be said at this location in, they’re fun. You are joined by General Johnny Rico himself, voiced as always by Casper Van Dien of the Starship Troopers films, who will talk you through special ops missions all designed to ‘improve the single-player experience’ (we’re getting deluged with these ‘improvements’ everywhere recently).


While the original game was released on PS4 and Xbox One, the version coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will take advantage of these consoles’ beefy hardware. Thanks to the fast SSD that comes with the latest PlayStation, and its support for 3D audio, the PS5 in particular is perfectly suited to bringing the game’s blistering fighting arenas to life. Using the PS5 DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, Starship Troopers: Extermination also promises the kind of immersion normally associated with a shooting range pointed straight at the player’s face.

Pricing and Availability on PS5 and Beyond

Put 11 October in your diaries: that’s when Starship Troopers: Extermination is due out and become available at the same time on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S as well as dropping out of early access on PC where it’s already available. The game will launch with a price tag of $50 and is confirmed to be getting a physical release because you can’t buy a game in this fictional universe if there’s no box to open it in.

The October Console Rendezvous

It is interesting to note that Starship Troopers: Extermination is not the only PC game heading to consoles in October. Amazon’s New World is launching on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S the same month, proving that October is going to be a great time for console gaming this year. This is just another sign in a growing trend of successful PC games being ported to consoles, and that is nothing but a good thing for console gamers.

Why PS5 Gamers Should Be Excited

With Starship Troopers: Extermination – available now for PS5 – there’s more than just another game release in town. This thoroughly enjoyable real-time strategy, co-op and single-player tactical adventure sets foot on PS5, with all of its nuanced strategies in tow, adding another feather to the PS5’s impressive array of new features and to its games library for all to enjoy.

Exploring PS5

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is one of the most powerful gaming consoles available in the market, offering unprecedented speed and a never-ending library of games with constant additions to its catalogue. The PS5 has fast load times, immersive visuals and the innovative DualSense controller takes gaming fun to the next level by bringing players into the action and keeping them glued to the seat in ways that they’ve never experienced before. PS5 players are already indulging in some of the best exclusive games on the console but with backward compatibility additions, it makes sure that the realm of their gaming world is extended as far as the player wants to go. Starship Troopers: Extermination will soon be available on the PS5.

Conclusion: The PS5 Leads the Way

Amid a gaming landscape where sequels and established franchises dominate the parade, Starship Troopers: Extermination takes a much-needed victory lap into the future on to the next-generation platform of the PS5. The leap to PS5 reflects the growing popularity of console gaming as a whole, while also truly showing the power of this new system to bring a wide range of gaming experiences to its consumer base. Whether you’re a diehard for strategic co-op play or if you just dig the ever-improving, movie-quality solo-play campaigns, this is quickly shaping up to be a ‘must play’ on PS5. When October rolls around, the fight for supremacy of the stars isn’t simply carrying on, period. It’s taking a huge step into the future and, with PS5, leading the way.

Jun 09, 2024
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