See The Callisto Protocol gameplay revealed and December release confirmed

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The Callisto Protocol, the spiritual successor to the old Dead Space games, will be coming out on 2nd December 2022 developer Striking Distance Studios has confirmed. At the same time, they gave us a look at the first in-game footage from the survival horror game.

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As you can see from the Callisto Protocol gameplay, it clearly has nothing to do with PUBG, a fact that was clarified and confirmed just a few days ago. This despite having originally pitched the game as a way to extend the PUBG games into some kind of narrative universe.

Striking Distance Studios was specifically created in order to expand the PUBG universe with a narrative game, but that’s tricky when it’s blasting off into a sci-fi future and throwing alien monstrosities in your face, with no obvious connection to the original PUBG setting. Even when the game was announced, Schofield admitted in an IGN interview that he already had the concept for The Callisto Protocol in mind before joining PUBG publisher Krafton, and they had to find a way to fit his idea into their universe. In other words, it was probably about as connected as the various films that are slapped together in the Cloverfield series of films.

The setting of The Callisto Protocol is as follows:

Set on Jupiter’s “dead moon” Callisto in 2320, The Callisto Protocol is the story of Jacob Lee, an inmate at Black Iron Prison who must fight for his life when a mysterious outbreak throws the moon into chaos. Prison guards and inmates are mutating into monstrous creatures called Biophage, and Jacob must battle to survive the horrors of Black Iron and uncover the dark secrets of the United Jupiter Company.

So, it turns out that the game is on track for a 2022 release date, despite having not really been seen since its original announcement. In the meantime EA has got the hype train for their Dead Space remake rolling, with developer Motive Studios hosting regular game streams to show progress. That game is expected in early 2023, so Callisto Protocol will get out the door first.

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