Dead Space is one of the most amazing series (not the third game), and I’m always hoping a sequel will be made. I’m also always disappointed on that front, but The Callisto Protocol may scratch that itch. Announced yesterday, The Callisto Protocol is a single-player, survival horror game that focuses on story and action. That story takes place in the year 2320 on Callisto, one of Jupiter’s moons. You will need to escape the Black Iron Prison, and, from the trailer, there are some nasty monsters that will make that difficult.
Here is where we get to the Dead Space connection. The game is coming from Striking Distance Studios and KRAFTON, Inc. The CEO of Striking Distance is Glen Schofield, one of the creators of Dead Space and founder of Sledgehammer Games. Is this Dead Space by any other name? Probably not, but it is interesting. I especially like the nod to Dead Space with the green, glowing health indicator on the prisoner’s neck in the trailer.
Talking about the new project, Glen Schofield said:
“The Callisto Protocol is the culmination of decades of experience building AAA games. We’ve built a world-class studio of passionate developers that is ready to once again tackle one of our all-time favorite genres—survival horror. We’re setting out to make one of the most terrifying games of all time, and we can’t wait to share more about The Callisto Protocol next year.”
The trailer is only a CG teaser, and a wise person would keep expectations low until we actually see extended gameplay. It’s what I recommend, but I’m still hopeful about this one, and the trailer is worth a watch.
We’ll see more next year, but a 2022 release date is a long time to wait.