The Callisto Protocol, a new sci-fi horror game from the Dead Space designers, will be released later this year and was previously linked to the PUBG narrative. According to Striking Distance Studios founder and CEO Glen Schofield, this is no longer the case. Schofield announced the same via Twitter.
The Callisto Protocol was announced at The Game Awards in December 2020 and is the brainchild of Schofield, the former CEO of Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games, who was appointed CEO of the PUBG Corporation development studio Striking Distance in 2019.
Since the game’s initial announcement, when it was slated for release in 2022, little has been heard, but Schofield’s comments this week imply things will soon change. He tweeted, “This is my favourite time when making a game – the design starts coming together. Love seeing all the hard work the team is doing in the mocap studio to bring our characters to life. Thanks to everyone waiting as we finish and polish the game. We’ll have more to share soon!”
Striking Distance announced in February 2021 that it had teamed with Skybound Entertainment, the studio behind The Walking Dead, to convert The Callisto Protocol into a multimedia franchise.