During the June State of Play , a few minutes were devoted to The Callisto Protocol, which is promoted as the title of “AAAA” – that is, one for which even more money was allocated than the well-known, high-budget “triple-A”. After the really scary, suspenseful gameplay, it’s time to take a look at the new materials and details, such as the plot.
The Callisto Protocol could be the dark horse of 2022 – screenshots, gameplay, plot, mechanics
Details (including the above screenshots) were presented by Glen Schofield, the father of the Dead Space brand and the developer who oversees The Callisto Protocol. His latest survival horror is to bring those interested to 2320 on Callisto, Jupiter’s dead moon . The story, as previously announced, will focus on Jacob Lee, a prisoner forced to fight for his life when a mysterious epidemic causes chaos and turns the guards and researchers into disgusting mutants.
In The Callisto Protocol, great emphasis was placed on lighting design. Developers from Striking Distance Studio contributed to this element of the visual setting, because they want to cause fear and curiosity among players who will not always know what or who is hiding in the corridor a bit further. At the same time, the creators ensure that building tension will be generated not only by top-down actions on the screen, but also by the spaces themselves, which will make the viewer feel trapped, lonely and completely isolated from the world.
Glen Schofield also mentioned on the PlayStation blog that he would not be himself if he did not provide players with an intriguing plot. In The Callisto Protocol, we are to find interesting characters that will take care of each other, and that can also turn out to be the key to solving the great mystery taking place on Callisto.
The Callisto Protocol premieres on December 2, 2022.