That’s according to the game’s director Glen Schofield, who made the announcement on Twitter earlier this week (May 13).
“If you don’t already follow [The Callisto Protocol‘s account] now might be a good time to start. Look for some news next week.” The tweet also had a close-up image of one of the monsters that’ll be featured in the game as well, looking appropriately grotesque.
If you don’t already follow @CallistoTheGame now might be a good time to start. Look for some news next week. Until then, here’s a closeup of one of the creatures from our world class character team. They’re incredible. Happy Friday the 13th! Get ready! pic.twitter.com/u9xDxJ4CbC
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) May 13, 2022
The Callisto Protocol was originally announced via a trailer at 2020’s The Game Awards, and is the first title from Striking Distance Studios. The game appears to be a spiritual successor to Schofield’s 2008 classic Dead Space, with a number of Striking Distance Studios’ key team members also formerly having a hand in the Dead Space franchise.
The Callisto Protocol takes place in a prison colony located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto, and has players controlling one of the prisoners as they fight through an alien invasion seemingly influenced by the prison wardens. Curiously, the title takes place within the PUBG universe, also being published by Krafton.
Striking Distance Studios and Krafton have partnered with Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast), with the latter seeing potential for multimedia tie-ins in the future.
As of publication, The Callisto Protocol is slated for a 2022 release.