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The Callisto Protocol is the debut science-fiction title of Striking Distance Studios, founded by the creators of Dead Space and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It will be released on December 2nd, 2022.

Official description[]

Set on Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.


The Callisto Protocol takes inspiration from a number of sources. One of them is Meteor Down; a science fiction survival game conceptualized by Glen Schofield. Schofield was wary of the similarities between Meteor Down and Dead Space, but nevertheless pitched it to companies like Google, Microsoft, and PlayStation. Meteor Down was planned to be an entry in the universe of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The story of Meteor Down involved a cataclysmic meteor impact. Despite the differences in timeframe, there would be Easter eggs referencing PUBG. According to Glen Schofield, Striking Distance viewed PUBG as "a timeline of stories that are connected by themes of survival." A timeline was plotted connecting PUBG to Meteor Down, later renamed "The Callisto Protocol."

However, the setting was changed to a colonized Callisto in the 24th century.

The developers used artificial intelligence inspired by a process called "generative design," when designing the game's objects, environments, and characters. By taking human-designed objects and putting them through this A.I., the designs were optimized for efficiency.[1]




  • The Callisto Protocol was originally set within the PUBG Universe, but it was later scrapped to become its own Universe. [2]



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