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The Callisto Protocol Release Date and First Gameplay Revealed

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The Callisto Protocol gameplay has finally been revealed alongside a release date set for December 2, 2022.

A third-person survival horror game, developer Striking Distance Studios was founded by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Schofield explained said “I’m excited to be returning to my roots with an all-new take on the sci-fi survival horror genre.”

That influence is clear in its reveal trailer, with horrifying monsters and zombie-like creatures all throughout its futuristic setting of Jupiter’s moon. You play as Jacob Lee, voiced by Josh Duhamel, who is a prisoner on the moon trying to survive during a “mysterious outbreak” that’s mutating people into terrible monsters called Biophage.

Schofield says “horror starts with atmosphere,” and that special antention has been paid to things like lighting and the PS5’s 3D audio. The Callisto Protocol will also take advantage of The Dualsense controller’s haptics for everything from heavy enemy footsteps to swinging your weapon.

Speaking of combat, the blog post describes it as having a “a strategic combat system that forces players to get up close and personal with our horrifying creatures.” Additionally, you’ll use a gravity weapon named the GRP to mix ranged and melee, allowing you to do things like freeze enemies in place or use pieces of the terrain as a defensive tool.

The Callisto Protocol was originally was originally supposed to be set in the same universe as PUBG, but it was recently announced that was no longer the case

Looking for more highlights from the show? Check out our guide to the biggest announcements from PlayStation today.


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