The Callisto Protocol release date was unveiled alongside a new gameplay clip during Sony’s newest State of Play event. The upcoming survival horror game from Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield is set on Jupiter, and while it was formerly linked to the universe of PUBG: Battlegrounds, it is now completely separate from publisher Krafton’s ever-popular battle royale. We may learn more about The Callisto Protocol during the course of E3 2022 (be sure to keep an eye on our E3 2022 calendar), but in the meanwhile, here’s what we know about it so far.
The Callisto Protocol release date
The Callisto Protocol will be released on December 2, 2022, as announced at Sony’s State of Play event on June 2, 2022.
The Callisto Protocol Reveal and Gameplay Trailers
A worried prisoner investigates mysterious sounds rippling throughout the dimly lit prison in this brilliantly portrayed teaser. Needless to say, things do not go well for our naive prisoner. A horrifying Alien-like entity inhabits his sleeping cellmate, consuming our poor unnamed protagonist in a chillingly brutal manner as the lights outside his jail flicker and his anxiety grows. This isn’t a sackboy.
The fact that this all-action, head-bashing gameplay trailer is even creepier than the teaser says a lot about The Callisto Protocol – to the point where we’re already afraid. The game’s Dead Space inspiration is obvious, but even in this little trailer, it’s clear that this isn’t a simple clone. Let the 2nd of December begin!
The Callisto Protocol platforms
PS5, Xbox One, and PC are the only platforms for the game that have been revealed thus far. However, because Callisto Protocol is published by Krafton, the same company that brought PUBG to Stadia, there’s a chance it’ll end up on Google’s streaming service. Because December 2 is still a few weeks away, we’ll have more time to delve into the intriguing lore that surrounds this terrible new planet…
The Callisto Protocol gameplay, settings, and characters
This interplanetary survival horror story takes place 300 years in the future, as previously stated. This adventure takes place in the year 2320 on Callisto, a Jupiter moon that humanity has never visited. The game is set on the moon Callisto’s filthy and hazardous Black Iron Prison, where horrifying creatures and a conspiracy are unfolding. So yet, there’s only a teaser and a few interviews to go on, so tale details are scarce. We do know, though, that the game will be third-person and narrative-driven.
In an interview with GamesRadar+, Schofield states, “Mystery is part of the importance of a game like this.” “What awaits you around the next bend? What’s on the other side of that door? I believe it was a nice balance of displaying enough and keeping some aspects like our mechanics, characters, and plot — at least a portion of the story – secret so that we can reveal more as the game progresses, you know? Some things will have to be left to the audience to figure out.”
We now know that Callisto’s protagonist is Jacob Lee, who has the ability to push and pull objects, according to a recent issue of Game Informer(opens in new tab) that provided more screenshots and details about the game. Jacob will be played by Transformers star Josh Duhamel, according to the official Twitter account (opens in new tab).
“According to the game’s official website, “the game challenges players to escape the maximum-security Black Iron Prison and learn its terrible mysteries.” “Through a combination of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aspires to raise the bar for horror in interactive entertainment.””
Glen Schofield returns to survival horror with The Callisto Protocol, but it’s so much more than a next-gen Dead Space.
Callisto appears to be bringing back Dead Space’s innovative ‘diegetic’ HUD, which will please Dead Space aficionados. In English, what does this mean? It means that your protagonist’s health and other crucial information will be presented via their avatar, suit, gun overlays, and other means. In the trailer, you can see an example of this diegetic HUD on the prisoner’s neck.
A unknown stranger viewing the prison’s security cameras is the only other notable character seen in the teaser. While it’s unclear whether the jail warden or someone else is to blame for the spread of these heinous animals, we’ll find out more about this mysterious individual in due time. Is this the final piece of the narrative’s unexpectedly sparse puzzle? The Charon is the name of a ship. While we know little about who is on board, an announcement clears the Charon for landing as we watch this intriguing man standing over the camera control panel.
Callisto Protocol is no longer a part of the wider PUBG universe
The Callisto Protocol was initially revealed to be set in the same fictional chronology as PUBG. What is the explanation for this? The firm behind the battle royale sensation has released Callisto Protocol. Despite the fact that this 300-year-in-the-future horror game is set on Jupiter, Schofield told GamesRadar+ that “there will be minor ties here and there” between the two drastically different games, and that this implausible lore building will “make more sense after the game comes out.”
Schofield later clarified in a Tweet(opens in new tab) in May 2022 that this is no longer the case. Schofield explained in the statement that Callisto is “its own story and world” that “no longer takes place in the PUBG universe,” adding that the impending horror had developed into its own universe.