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The Dead Space franchise debuted in 2008, shepherded by Glen Schofield, identified then for his work on the Call of Duty franchise. The creator has since based Striking Distance Studios, and its first mission is The Callisto Protocol. We’ve seen little or no of the house horror title up to now, however now we all know its launch window.
Analyst Roberto Serrano (whose earlier scoops lined Call of Duty: Vanguard earlier than its launch) shared the information on Twitter. It comes from the Q1 2022 monetary report from Krafton — the PUBG: Battlegrounds mum or dad firm additionally has Striking Distance underneath its umbrella. Krafton’s development slide states that The Callisto Protocol is “targeting the second half of 2022 for launch.” It additionally boasts concerning the game’s manufacturing stage, calling it a “quad-A” title with the “highest level of quality, maximum horror experience, [and] distinguished action mechanics.” That all actually does sound interesting, and we’ll be capable to study extra quickly. GameInformer’s subsequent cowl story is all about The Callisto Protocol, which suggests extra information is on the horizon.
For now, we no less than know the game’s primary premise. Protagonist Jacob Lee is making an attempt to flee a jail on one among Jupiter’s moons. Given the Dead Space pedigree, you need to anticipate a wholesome dose of physique horror with Jacob’s fellow prisoners and different alien occupants. The screenshots which can be already on the market trace at some horrifying stuff, with unhinged alien jaws and splitting our bodies.
A launch within the second half of 2022 places The Callisto Protocol forward of its chief competitor, the Dead Space remake that’s being developed by EA Motive. That’s set to launch on Friday, January 27, 2023, and we haven’t seen an excessive amount of of it both. A current developer livestream confirmed off early footage and the audio design course of. That audio peek was essential, as Motive has since adjusted the Plasma Cutter and Pulse Rifle sounds based mostly on fan suggestions.