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The Callisto Protocol could also be coming to Xbox Game Pass in some unspecified time in the future, however the service will not be ultimate for a linear single-player game from an unbiased studio.

Speaking with TrueAchievements throughout Gamescom 2022, Striking Distance Studios’ CTO Mark James commented on the attainable addition of the game to Xbox Game Pass, saying that the group is considering it. On the opposite hand, the developer feels the service is constructed in direction of open-world type and multiplayer video games greater than in direction of linear single-player video games:

“You play through once [in The Callisto Protocol]. I think those services are built towards some of the open-world style and repetitive multiplayer games. I think games [like that] survive well on that service.”

Elaborating additional, The Callisto Protocol dev stated that the Xbox Game Pass enterprise mannequin is a troublesome one to make work as an unbiased studio. Single-player video games will proceed being out there from related providers, Mark James added, however largely from platform holders:

“Microsoft has their very own single-player video games inside the service, and I nonetheless suppose you are going to see the platform holder studios present single-player video games in them; I’m simply saying [that] as a monetary mannequin, it is a troublesome one to make work as an unbiased studio. I believe you are going to see single-player video games, however it would most likely come from the {hardware} corporations.

As an unbiased, third-party, it is actually laborious to make a linear third-person game work inside these providers. I’m not saying by no means; it is laborious financially to make that work.”

The Callisto Protocol launches on December 2nd for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide.

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