Starship Troopers: Terran Command is an RTS based on Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film – it was announced in 2019, received a playable demo last year, and was supposed to be released this month. It has now been pushed back until June for “Polish”, with a new post on the game’s Steam page announcing a new release date of June 16, 2022.
“We know that many will find this announcement disappointing and we apologize. We really feel that a few extra months of additional polish and bug fixing will make a significant difference.
“We aim to deliver a finished and polished game, and it’s very important to us that you can fully enjoy the game from day one, without any issues spoiling your fun or having to wait for future patches or fixes.”
The game is being developed by The Aristocrats, the studio behind the very decent Order of Battle: World War II, and will feature a singleplayer campaign consisting of 21 missions, starting – as in the movie – with the attack on Klendathu. Things don’t go well and you end up fighting a lot of bugs.
I mentioned the first movie a lot, as did the developer, for the good reason that it’s an amazing movie and the franchise subsequently went to shit. This one is intended to be a bloody meat grinder that sends out much of the contemporary scene, though of course this also means a “virtually unlimited number” of bugs that should give the tactic a “defensive feel”.
The developers add that the June date is “final” and there will be no further delays: “The game is now at full content and all remaining development time will be fully focused on refining what already exists. We can’t wait to reveal more. , and we plan to show you a lot in the months leading up to the June launch.”