The Callisto Protocol: launch window and lots of news on the heir of Dead Space

The Callisto Protocol: launch window and lots of news on the heir of Dead Space

The Callisto Protocol

After being announced over a year ago, The Callisto Protcol is finally ready to reveal itself a little more. Around the horror project of one of the fathers of Dead Space, the attentions of many fans have been surrounded, who have been attracted by a very fascinating first teaser. Now, years later, Game Infomer is feeding us a series of very important news on the next sci-fi themed survival horror coming to console and PC.

The Callisto Protocol As already mentioned a few days ago, the Game Informer editorial team dedicated an in-depth study to The Callisto Protocol showing us both new screenshots of the game and a series of details on the gameplay, on the enemies and on the combat system that will be present in the horror game. Furthermore, among this new information, we also discover the launch window of the game, which should arrive during the second half of 2022.

The Callisto Protocol Details:

• Coming in 2nd half of 2022

• Cross Gen Confirmed

• Jacob (Main character) can used for crowd control 'GRP' abilities to push and pull things towards you

• Includes both ranged combat and melee

• Enemies are called Biophages

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Game Infomer editorial team also talks about the enemies we will encounter in The Callisto Protocol, which are referred to as biophages. Several images of these monstrous beings have also been shown, some of which also showcase Jacob's character, his suit and a series of settings.

The Callisto Protocol reveals nightmare-inducing enemies in new screenshots

A bunch of horrifying new screenshots and details about The Callisto Protocol have debuted online.

Earlier this week on May 24, Game Informer (opens in new tab)'s latest issue went live on digital storefronts, with a massive spread dedicated to The Callisto Protocol, the new title from Dead Space director Glen Schofield. This includes, as you can see for yourself just below, several tantalizing new screenshots, showing off the various terrifying creatures we'll be going up against in the new horror game.

Additionally, the new Game Informer issue has several new details about The Callisto Protocol. It'll be launching in the second half of 2022 (which isn't a massive surprise considering we're nearly in June), and will actually be a cross-gen launch game, coming to new last and new-gen PlayStation and Xbox platforms, as well as PC. 

The Callisto Protocol stars Jacob as the protagonist, and it turns out he can use abilities to push and pull objects towards him, something horror veterans might remember from the Dead Space trilogy. There'll be melee combat and even ranged combat in The Callisto Protocol, which points towards Jacob's getting his hands on a futuristic firearm or two.

The Callisto Protocol was first unveiled in 2020, the debut project by Striking Distance Studios after being founded by Schofield. The studio is owned by PUBG parent company Krafton Inc., and The Callisto Protocol is actually part of the extended PUBG universe, which Schofield himself explained back in 2020. There shouldn't be too long to go until we finally get our hands on the new horror title.

Check out our Callisto Protocol preview from earlier this year to see how it's shaping up to be a standout horror adventure.

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.