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We learn everything we can about the scifi survival horror from the Dead Space veterans in The Callisto Protocol

We learn everything we can about the scifi survival horror from the Dead Space veterans in The Callisto Protocol

 Callisto Protocol: There is no longer any connection between PUBG and the prior horror game set in the PUBG universe.

Glen Schofield, the former Dead Space lead, formed Striking Distance in 2019 and is working on a survival horror game called The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol has gained a lot of attention as a result of that link. The Callisto Protocol, based on what we’ve seen thus far, looks a lot like Dead Space.

In terms of The Callisto Protocol, what do we know? It’s a “story-driven, single-player survival game,” and for a while at least, it seemed destined to take place in the PUBG universe (Striking Distance and PUBG Studios are both owned by Krafton). Aliens and human-alien hybrids abound in this third-person horror game. Moreover, it contains an alarming volume of their excrement.

What is the release date of the Callisto Protocol?

On December 2, 2022, the Callisto Protocol will be released. As a reminder, Striking Distance Studios is scheduled to open in the middle of 2019. With a December release date that appears to be accurate, a freshly formed studio—albeit one with a great deal of demonstrated skill in the genre—will have had a rapid turnaround.

Expect bodily fluids to be spilled. Crash-landing near the maximum security jail on the “dead moon” of Callisto is enough to get you a sentence, according to the official gameplay reveal for Callisto Protocol.

He seems to mainly rely on stomping, bashing and shooting his way through human and alien bodily fluids in this third-person survival horror game. You can even do both. I can guarantee that that will be quite the mouthful of squelchy goodness.

The Callisto Protocol was first presented to the public in the hazy days of December 2020, as seen in the aforementioned trailer. As a cinematic trailer with no gameplay video, The Callisto Protocol looks like a gruesome sci-fi horror game similar to Dead Space. This includes flickering corridors, foreboding broadcasts, and an alien with a very unappealing appearance, all of which are present in the clip.

Upon awakening in a less-than-ideal prison cell, the aforementioned extraterrestrial attacks the prisoner (probably fatally). Moving on to a closed-circuit camera, we zoom out till we find a figure staring at this footage and then wandering off to an empty window with an ominous scene that is clearly not Earth.

What is the location of the Callisto Protocol?

It takes place on a barren, lifeless moon. A dead moon of Jupiter called Callisto, which exists in the

We learn everything we can about the scifi survival horror from the Dead Space veterans in The Callisto Protocol

 real world, is the subject of this article A prison colony dubbed Black Iron has been constructed in the Callisto Protocol by a company known as the United Jupiter Company. To make matters worse, the protagonist Jacob Lee wakes up one day to find the private prison facility overtaken by hostile aliens.

Alien flicks and the Dead Space video games are both apparent influences on this “screw this crap” predicament. “Schofield said in a 2020 Discord Q&A that “Prison is a truly horrible place,” and then added, “And a prison on Jupiter’s dead moon is terrifying.” Nothing could be more bleak and solitary than this.”

(Do you consider Dark Souls 2 to be the finest Souls game to date? Consider how lonely and isolated you feel, and then double that number by a million.)

With titles like Visage and Silent Hill 2, as well as sequels, Alien Isolation, and the original Dead Space, Schofield claims that he wants The Callisto Protocol to be “the most horrific game of all time(opens in new tab).”

As far as I can tell, the Callisto Protocol is not part of the game’s storyline.

Not at all! Though it was for a little period. Glen Schofield, the director of The Callisto Protocol, confirmed in an interview in August 2021 that the game was part of the PUBG universe. It’s weird because I told them this anecdote when I initially met with the PUBG people to speak about [The Callisto Protocol] and setting up a studio, Schofield remarked to GameSpot. ‘We made it fit within the PUBG storyline,’ I explained after presenting this game to them.’

Striking Distance Studios is owned by Krafton, the same parent corporation that oversees PUBG Studios, so that makes some (commercial) sense. That has since altered, to the relief of some, and possibly to the chagrin of others entrenched in PUBG mythology (opens in new tab).

In May 2022, Glen Schofield tweeted that the Callisto Protocol had been completed “In its own way, it tells a tale. Not in the PUBG universe anymore. However, it has since developed into its own distinct universe from that of PUBG. While PUBG is great, and we’ll keep a few surprises in store for loyal players, The Crew is its own world.”

Exactly what are you doing in the Callisto Protocol?

The Callisto Protocol appears to have a lot of third-person action, both in terms of melee and shooting, as well as the splattered viscera you’d expect from a sci-fi horror game. The Callisto Protocol website promotes hacking off limbs as a tactical option because of its Dead Space ancestry.

In other words, we’ll have to wait and see what the physics is behind the splattering. In other words, if the obvious Dead Space comparisons hold true, it will be in the survival horror school of “yes, you can shoot the bastards, but we’re not going to make it easy.”.

A “gravity weapon” is also mentioned on the website, which is always a good thing.

The Callisto Protocol doesn’t appear to support co-op.

The Callisto Protocol does not support cooperative play. Prisons on the dead moon aren’t terrible enough, even with a companion.

On Discord last year, Glen Schofield revealed that “there’s a story that we’d like to tell and the easiest way to tell it was as a single-player game.” “It’s possible that you won’t follow the story or directions when playing in co-op, and we wanted this to be—we wanted you to be alone—to prevent that from happening. That’s what’s so terrifying about it.”

That sounds cool, but I’d like Dead Space if you could make it instead.

It’s unclear what will happen to the Dead Space franchise in the future, but the first game is receiving a complete makeover anyway. In 2023, the Dead Space remake will be released.

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