A new Callisto Protocol trailer has shown the game running on current generation hardware.
Schofield also revealed the game’s mutation mechanic. Enemies in the game may have appendages hanging off them, and if you’re not quick enough to cut them off or blow them to pieces, they’ll come back stronger.
Announced at The Game Awards in December 2020, The Callisto Protocol is the brainchild of Dead Space creator Schofield, the former Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games boss who was appointed CEO of new PUBG Corporation development studio Striking Distance in 2019.
The Callisto Protocol - gameplay footage
“Set on Jupiter’s ‘dead moon’ Callisto in 2320, The Callisto Protocol is the story of Jacob Lee, an inmate at Black Iron Prison who must fight for his life when a mysterious outbreak throws the moon into chaos,” Schofield previously wrote on a PlayStation Blog article.
“Prison guards and inmates are mutating into monstrous creatures called Biophage, and Jacob must battle to survive the horrors of Black Iron and uncover the dark secrets of the United Jupiter Company.”
In February 2021, Striking Distance said it had partnered with Skybound Entertainment, the company behind The Walking Dead franchise, to turn The Callisto Protocol into a multimedia franchise.