The Callisto Protocol is Set Within the PUBG Universe

The Callisto Protocol is Set Within the PUBG Universe

Richard Walker

Developer Striking Distance Games, a studio comprising Dead Space alums, including Glen Schofield and Steve Papoutsis, has confirmed that its recently announced survival horror, The Callisto Protocol, takes place within the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds universe. Not that you're likely to recognise many elements from the battle royale title, as Callisto is set 300 years in the future.

“The funny thing is, I came in with this story when I went and met with the PUBG people for the first time and started talking about [The Callisto Protocol] and building a studio,” said Striking Distance boss man Schofield, in a chat with IGN. "I presented this game to them, and so what we did was we made it fit within the PUBG storyline."

This was suggested last year, when Schofield founded Striking Distance under the PUBG Corp. umbrella, but The Callisto Protocol will be a steadfastly single-player horror experience, aiming to be “the scariest game on next-gen platforms,” according to the developer. “So if that’s what you want to play, that’s what we’re bringing,” Schofield commented.

“We’re trying to make you really feel like you’re in this world. Even though it’s you escaping from this prison and you’ve got to survive these unthinkable horrors,” he added. "The more you are immersed, the more you want to know about that story, the more you want to know about those little hints that we put around. You’re like, ‘What the heck is that about? What is this mystery?'"

We'll get to find out when The Callisto Protocol releases for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2022.

  • I suppose I'm not against the idea, it just feels random considering I don't think many of us consider the PUBG's story or universe. I view it as a battle royale and don't give it much more thought. With that being said I'm extremely excited for this new IP.
  • if this ends up being a Battle Royale game, I'm out
  • There's a story to PUBG?
    I genuinely thought it was just a kill frenzy with no real backstory. That just seems... very random.
    It'd be like EA coming out and saying Need for Speed and Battlefield take place in the same universe.
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