The Callisto Protocol News
News The Callisto Protocol Gets New Game+ in New PS5, PS4 Update
Version 3.01 is a go
Striking Distance Studios has updated The Callisto Protocol on PS5, PS4 to version 3.01, which implements a New Game+ option and fixes a number of issues. The patch is available to download now, and allows you to carry over all your weapons, upgrades, and Callisto Credits into a second playthrough. They'll be at the first...
News 'AAAA' Title The Callisto Protocol Reportedly Falls Short of Expected Sales Figures
Dare to dream
The Callisto Protocol, developed by Striking Distance Studios, has reportedly failed to meet sales expectations, a state of affairs which has affected the share price of publisher and parent company Krafton as a result. According to Korean website MK-Odyssey, The Callisto Protocol cost around 200 billion won ($162m / £132m) to...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give The Callisto Protocol?
The Callisto Protocol has been out on PS5 for a couple of weeks now, and we've seen some very mixed opinions on the horror title. Expectations were high for this spiritual successor to the Dead Space series, but it does feel like it's struggled to live up to the hype. We gave the game a respectable but slightly disappointing 7/10 in...
News The Callisto Protocol's Glen Schofield Clarifies Sony's Role in Development
After conspiracy theories emerge
More than 150 employees from Sony are credited with helping bring The Callisto Protocol to life, as the Japanese giant’s Visual Arts and Services group collaborated on the game’s cinematics. However, that hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from arguing that it’s the reason behind the release’s improved...
Poll Did You Buy The Callisto Protocol?
Dead Space is back! Well, not really. Although it actually will be when the Dead Space remake launches in January. Anyway, look, we're going off topic now. We're really here to talk about The Callisto Protocol, the new action-horror game from Striking Distance Studios — which just so happens to be spearheaded by people who worked on...
Guide The Callisto Protocol Guide: Walkthrough, Tips and Tricks, and All Collectibles
Your 100% completion guide for The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol is a new survival horror game for PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. While it might be a new IP, the game from Striking Distance Studios is pretty heavily inspired by Dead Space. Our The Callisto Protocol walkthrough, which documents all col
Guide The Callisto Protocol Trophy Guide: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum
How to unlock all Trophies in The Callisto Protocol
Do you need a Trophy guide for The Callisto Protocol? As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to help you unlock all Trophies and reveal how to get the Platinum. Our Trophy roadmap will cover questions like whether there are any Missable Trophies or Difficulty Related Trophies. D
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Cargo Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Audio Logs
No boarding pass needed
Do you need a Cargo walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Cargo is the first chapter of the game and mostly acts as a tutorial for its movement options. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Cargo walkthrough that helps you through every part of the level, including puzzles and combat. There is 1...
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Outbreak Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Audio Logs
Do you need an Outbreak walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Outbreak is the second chapter in the game and sees Jacob locked up in Black Iron Prison after crash landing on Callisto. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share an Outbreak walkthrough
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Aftermath Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Seeking medical advice
Do you need an Aftermath walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Aftermath is the third chapter in the game and sees Jacob spend much of his time trying to reach the medical facility. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share an Aftermath walkthrough that helps you through every part of the level,...
Guide The Callisto Protocol: How to Get the Skunk Gun
Skunk Gun Schematic location
How do you get the Skunk Gun in The Callisto Protocol? One of many unlockable weapons in the game, the Skunk Gun is well worth adding to your arsenal. In this The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to reveal how to get the Skunk Gun. The Callisto Protocol: How to Get the Skunk Gun: You will begin working your way...
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Habitat Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Where it lives
Do you need a Habitat walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Habitat is the fourth chapter in the game and sees Jacob trying to escape the prison. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Habitat walkthrough that helps you through every part of the level, includ
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Lost Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Do you need a Lost walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Lost is the fifth chapter in the game and sees Jacob reluctantly teaming up with Dani. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Lost walkthrough that helps you through every part of the l
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Below Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Do you need a Below walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Below is the sixth chapter in the game and sees Jacob leave for Arcas Station. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Below walkthrough that helps you through every part of the level, includ
Guide The Callisto Protocol: How to Get the Tactical Pistol
Tactical Pistol Schematic location
How do you get the Tactical Pistol in The Callisto Protocol? One of many unlockable weapons in the game, the Tactical Pistol represents an upgrade over the standard handgun. In this The Callisto Protocol guide, we are going to reveal how to get the Tactical Pistol. The Callisto
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Colony Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Do you need a Colony walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Colony is the seventh chapter in the game and has Jacob and Dani trying to escape new threats and uncovering new information. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Colony walkthrough that
Guide The Callisto Protocol: How to Get the Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle Schematic location
How do you get the Assault Rifle in The Callisto Protocol? One of many unlockable weapons in the game, it's a fully automatic gun that can tear through enemies with ease. In this The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to reveal how to get the Assault Rifle. The Callisto Protocol
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Tower Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Implant Bios, Audio Logs
Do you need a Tower walkthrough for The Callisto Protocol? Tower is the eighth chapter in the game and concludes the story of Jacob and Dani. As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're going to share a Tower walkthrough that helps you through every part of the level, inclu
Guide The Callisto Protocol: All Audio Logs Locations
Where to find every Audio Log
What are all Audio Logs locations in The Callisto Protocol? As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we're listing all collectibles, including Audio Logs. They take the form of small devices found in the environme
Guide The Callisto Protocol: All Implant Bios Locations
Grim Reaper Trophy guide
What are all Implant Bio locations in The Callisto Protocol? As part of our The Callisto Protocol guide, we are listing all c
Guide The Callisto Protocol: Best Upgrades to Get First
What weapon upgrades you should buy first
What are the best upgrades to get first in The Callisto Protocol? Enhancing your weapons and equipment with new toys and firepower is important to making progression in The Callisto Protocol, so it's good to have an idea of what upgrades you should try and get first. In this The Callisto Protocol guide,...
News Free The Callisto Protocol Content Coming to PS5, PS4 in February
Hardcore Mode and New Game+ incoming
Depending upon when you read this, The Callisto Protocol is out today on PS5 and PS4. But that doesn’t mean developer Striking Distance Studios is done with the game. In addition to the previously announced Season Pass, the firm has confirmed there’ll be a free update on 7th February, which will include New...
News Sony Assigned Over 150 Employees to Aid The Callisto Protocol's Production
That's a lot
We already know that Sony contributed to the development of The Callisto Protocol, but the extent of its support may surprise you. Images of the credits – posted on ResetEra – reveal that around 150 employees from the platform holder’s Visual Arts Services Group and
News The Callisto Protocol Gets a Spooky Live-Action TV Spot, Building Hype Ahead of Launch
Like a nightmarish biophage monstrosity creeping up under cover of darkness, the release of the anticipated Dead Space-like survival horror The Callisto Protocol draws near. Today we got a spooky live-action TV spot to get those hype juices flowing ahead of launch on 2nd December. On Callisto, Jupiter's second-largest moon, players will...
News The Callisto Protocol's DLC Death Animations Haven't Been Made Yet
Pay to lose
Update: There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle surrounding The Callisto Protocol’s upcoming Season Pass, as outlined in the article below. Specifically, some fans are aggrieved that developer Striking Distance Studios could be holding back content – in this case, bonus death animations – in order to rake in additional cash. That,...
News The Callisto Protocol PS5, PS4 Trophies Will Make You Fight for That Platinum
And Jacob's life
The Callisto Protocol is almost here to whisk away players to a horrifying, off-planet prison full of terrible monsters. Yay! As the game is just over a week out from release, it's about time those gore-splattered Trophies showed up. Lo and behold, the full list is now ready for perusal over on Exophase. The Trophy list looks like...
News Lots of New Footage in The Callisto Protocol Launch Trailer
New scenes, action, and characters
With a questionable song choice in hand, Striking Distance Studios has put out a launch trailer for The Callisto Protocol that could be the single biggest drop of new, cinematic footage we've gotten from the horror game for a long time. With a 2nd December 2022 release date on PS5, PS4 locked and loaded, there are...
News Sony Played a Role in Bringing The Callisto Protocol to Life
Assisted on motion capture and cinematics
Sony’s Visual Arts Services Group is one of the unsung heroes in PlayStation’s portfolio. There’s been talk about attaching a fully-fledged development team to the department for years, but its main remit is to help other studios realise their visions. And this doesn’t just apply first-party...
News Helplessness Is a Core Tenet of The Callisto Protocol's Approach to Mastering Horror
The inabilty to defend oneself or to act effectively
As The Callisto Protocol creeps ever closer to its 2nd December release date, the waiting becomes ever more difficult to bear. Thankfully, the third instalment of the Mastering Horror docuseries is here to help lighten the load, if only for a little while. Helplessness and humanity are the focus...
News Atmosphere Is Everything in the Next Episode of The Callisto Protocol Docuseries
You could cut the tension with a rusty knife
The upcoming survival horror epic The Callisto Protocol is looking to scare the pants off of players, and by golly gosh, it looks like it just might, with its disgusting enemies, violent brutality, and atmosphere of pervasive dread. Atmosphere and tension are the subjects of the second episode of the...
News The Callisto Protocol Cancels Japanese Release After Refusing to Censor Violence
Bound by blood
Fast-approaching PS5 and PS4 horror title The Callisto Protocol has called off its release in Japan just over a month from launch. The announcement comes via the title's official Japanese Twitter account, which states that the game has been refused classification by the country's CERO rating system. In order to be released in Japan,...
News Director Glen Schofield Already Thinking About a Sequel to The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol is set to launch on 2nd December, with the upcoming survival horror game shaping up to be an excellent outing, if our time going hands-on with the title is anything to go by (it is). But director Glen Schofield is already looking towards the future and what comes next. In an interview with Inverse, Schofield...
Hands On Crunchy Combat Shines in PS5, PS4's Wildly Impressive The Callisto Protocol
You’ve got to feel a semblance of sympathy for Striking Distance Studios. Fronted by Dead Space’s executive producer Glen Schofield, the team has clearly designed The Callisto Protocol in direct response to the clamours for a return to EA’s iconic sci-fi horror. But on the eve of the gruesome debut’s release, Motive has started...
News Highly Promising PS5, PS4 Horror The Callisto Protocol Is Ready for Release
Game goes gold
Striking Distance Studios’ supremely promising survival horror The Callisto Protocol has gone gold ahead of its release on 2nd December, 2022. For those of you not up to speed with industry lingo, the phrase “gold” refers to the phase at which a game’s code is finalised, and submitted to platform holders for publication and...
News At Least The Callisto Protocol Will Be 60fps
Won't be delayed either
Frame rates are all anyone wants to talk about at the moment, so you'll likely be pleased to learn The Callisto Protocol won't be joining A Plague Tale: Requiem and Gotham Knights in being locked to 30 frames-per-second. The upcoming survival horror game will ship with a performance mode running at 60fps, Striking Distance...
News The Callisto Protocol Dev Talks Game Length and How Beta Paths Provide Replay Incentive
Seems about right
The Callisto Protocol is looking to be a gory good time for horror fans when it launches in December, and like it just might scratch that survival-horror itch that we all get from time to time. In a new
News The Callisto Protocol Hints at the Hideous Truth in Blood-Drenched Black Iron Story Trailer
Shoot the Tentacles
Remember that mysterious tease for The Callisto Protocol we brought you earlier this week? Well, it looks like it was a lead-up to The Truth of Black Iron story trailer, which gives us our best look yet at this awesome-looking survival horror gore fest. You play as Jacob Lee, an inmate in the notorious Black Iron Prison, which...
News Mysterious Reveal for The Callisto Protocol Teased for 29th September
Something awesome this way comes
The Callisto Protocol is one of the few tentpole titles we still have left to look forward to in 2022, as it seems every week we bring you news of titles being delayed into that black hole of time and money we lovingly refer to as 2023. This gory survival-horror title is slated to rip your face off on 2nd December,...
News Callisto Protocol Features 'The Most Realistic Characters You'll See in a Game', Says Dev
Eyes, like portals to our ray-traced future
Eagerly-anticipated horror-fest The Callisto Protocol's release date is on the horizon, with the Spacelike (TM) set to scare the hell out of us all on 2nd December. The game looks gorgeous (in a wet, gore-spattered kind of way) and Striking Distance's chief technical officer, Mark James, recently sat down...
News The Callisto Protocol's Boss Underfire for Appearing to Glorify 15 Hour Shifts
Gruelling like the game's gore
A misjudged Twitter post from Striking Distance Studios founder Glen Schofield has been deleted after it was criticised for appearing to glorify crunch. The former EA and Activision man – whose team is currently working to wrap up survival horror The Callisto Protocol ahead of its 2nd December launch – said that...
News The Callisto Protocol DLC Appears Up in the Air Despite Selling Season Pass
Promising four years of support
The Callisto Protocol team Striking Distance Studios has been queried on its plans for post-launch support and the possibility of DLC, with the developer responding that it's planning four years' worth. That's a lot for a single player only game — only titles like Dying Light have achieved such a feat — but the...
News You'll Need to Die in Dozens of Different Ways for The Callisto Protocol's Grisly PS5, PS4 Platinum
You're already dead
With all the different death animations developer Striking Distance Studios has squeezed into PS5 and PS4 survival horror The Callisto Protocol, it was always going to find a way to force you to see them. And according to an interview with IGN Japan, this is its solution: you ain’t getting the Platinum Trophy without dying...
News Game Overs in The Callisto Protocol Are Sure Going to Be Gruesome
You are dead
We’ve already seen enough of The Callisto Protocol to know it’s gunning for that classic Dead Space feel. The in-game HUD is present and correct, and so are all the decapitation mechanics. It’s looking like tremendous fun – especially when you consider it’s a brand new developer, Striking Distance Studios, at the helm. This...
News New The Callisto Protocol Gameplay Set for Gamescom
Will be a "step beyond" previous footage
Anticipated horror game The Callisto Protocol is heading to Gamescom Opening Night Live next week with a new look at gameplay. Striking Distance Studios CEO Glen Schofield will also be there live in person alongside Geoff Keighley to discuss the Dead Space-inspired title. The host teases this latest demo is...
News The Callisto Protocol Is Looking Like a Must Play on PS5, PS4
We’re not quite sure how industry veteran Glen Schofield has pulled this off, but The Callisto Protocol has come out of nowhere and collectively dropped our jaws. Yes, it’s ultimately derivative of the Dead Space concept that he helped cook up at Visceral Games, but it’s seriously impressive how new studio Striking Distance has...
News The Callisto Protocol's Horrifying Gore Spent Years in the Making
Gib it up
Aside from understandable comparisons to Dead Space, something fans of The Callisto Protocol are talking about is just how darn messed up it is. Set in a prison on a moon of Jupiter, the upcoming horror action title looks set to easily rival the grisliest of games on the market, and that's by design. Speaking to IGN in the above...
News The Callisto Protocol PS5, PS4 Gameplay Footage Is Gloriously Gory
Gib us a look
Very recently, we received the first gameplay trailer for The Callisto Protocol, a very promising action horror game from the minds behind Dead Space. Now, as part of Summer Game Fest, we have our first raw gameplay footage, and flippin' heck, it's grisly. In it, we see protagonist Jacob Lee making his way through a decrepit room,...
News The Callisto Protocol Will Have Exclusive PlayStation Content at Launch
Biophage are all the rage
The Callisto Protocol was a highlight of last week's excellent State of Play, and judging by the gameplay that was shown, survival horror fans are in for a real treat (that is, if you like your treats in the form of flesh-nightmares).
News PS5, PS4 Horror Game The Callisto Protocol Dated for December 2022
Just before Dead Space
Horror fans will be living in December 2022 and January 2023 as it's announced The Callisto Protocol will release for PS5 and PS4 on 2nd December 2022. That's just one month before the PS5 Dead Space remake arrives in January 2023. The news was shared in a new trailer that gave us our best look at the game yet, featuring tons...
News The Callisto Protocol No Longer Part of the PUBG Universe
Say goodbye to chicken dinners
The Callisto Protocol will no longer ship as part of the PUBG universe, it has been confirmed. Striking Distance Studios founder and CEO Glen Schofield took to Twitter to reveal how the survival horror game has evolved into having its own "world, story and universe". Apparently, there'll still be a few surprises for...