We’re finally getting more information on the upcoming sci-fi survival horror The Callisto Protocol next week. What we do know about the project is that it will include horror elements, similar to Glen Schofield’s Dead Space series, and that it’s set in the same universe as PUBG, but the connection is so weak it’s almost as if it’s not there.
The news comes from Schofield himself, who recently tweeted: “If you’re not already following @CallistoTheGame, now might be a good time to start. Look for some news next week. Until then, here’s a close-up of one of the creatures from our world-class team of characters. They’re amazing. Happy Friday the 13th! Get ready!” And once again, Geoff Keighley left the ‘eyes’ emoji on it.
Late last month, Schofield teased that it was almost time for a proper reveal of The Callisto Protocol. The director has been sharing artwork from the project with creepy-looking creatures and lots of walls of meat.
As mentioned above, the game’s connection to PUBG isn’t that strong, so don’t expect to run into a guy with a frying pan. “We’re helping PUBG Corp right now as a writing team, working in the tradition of PUBG and its universe,” Schofield explained in an interview. “They have a timeline and we fit into that timeline now. It’s not going to be very deep, but there are going to be little connections here and there. We’ll probably reference each other from time to time… It’ll make more sense once we game out!”
For now, all we know is that the game is set in the year 2320, in a penal colony known as Black Iron, based on Callisto, the dead moon of Jupiter. Players will be in control of the prisoners trapped in the colony during an alien invasion. From what we could see in the trailer, it seemed that the United Jupiter Company that operated the prison was responsible for the invasion and was documenting the fate of the prisoners at the hands of the aliens. It seems like the kind of environment that Glen Schofield could do wonders with.
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