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The Callisto Protocol: The studio already has ideas for a sequel

By Matthieu Collin – Posted on 31 Oct 2022 at 15:35

Even though The Callisto Protocol has not yet been released, Glen Schofield, the creator of the game, announces that he already has several ideas for a potential sequel to this horrific adventure.

While all eyes are currently on God of War Ragnarök, which will be the next major release for the end of 2022, many players are still keeping an eye on The Callisto Protocol, which will arrive on December 2. Recently, Striking Distance has not failed to highlight its first game, whose universe will be for example at the heart ofa series of video documentaries announced a few days ago. It must be said that the studio has a lot to do with the world of The Callisto Protocol… to the point of already evoking a potential sequel.

The Callisto Protocol, the start of a new series?

“I want to do a sequel” said Game Director Glen Schofieldin the columns of the Inverse media. “It’s a complete game, but there are a lot of ideas, cool ideas, that I want to do next. I always want to keep doing the next big thing. Even after finishing a game, I’m already thinking about what comes next” he then added. If success is forthcoming, The Callisto Protocol could therefore become a new flagship license alongside big names such as Resident Evil, but also Silent Hill, Alone in the Dark and Dead Space, which will soon be back.

Of course, the creator of Striking Distance has for the moment been careful not to reveal more about these famous ideas. He nevertheless took the opportunity to reveal that he had learned from his mistakes in the development of the game, and that he will make sure not to reproduce them in the future.. He then mainly refers to the crunch controversy that emerged in early September, when he indicated on Twitter that his teams were working 12 to 15 hours a day, sometimes 6 or 7 days a week, so that the game was ready on time. :

The truth is, I screwed up. We’re a small team, and we’ve been so good throughout development, but I screwed up in the end and we worked harder than we should have. It escaped us. The social media reaction has been educational, and hopefully a catalyst for global change.

Long-term follow-up

But before all that happens, The Callisto Protocol still has a long way to go. A few weeks ago, the studio has indeed announced that the game will benefit from at least a full year of post-launch follow-up, marked by the release of various DLCs and other downloadable content. December 2 will therefore only be the beginning of the adventure on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. As a reminder, you can also find our preview of the game, as well as our interview with Demetrius Lealthe artistic director.

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