The Callisto Protocol, the upcoming title from Dead Space creator Glen Schofield, has confirmed that it will no longer be tied to the PUBG universe. Schofield has stated that the title will feature “its own story and world”, and will no longer have any association with the battle royal PUBG.
The connection between the titles was initially formed due to various studio connections, despite the jarring differences between the 100-player shooter and the sci-fi horror experience from the creator of Dead Space. It seemed strange that these two titles would share an in-game universe, and publisher Krafton even had their own lore team working on how to fit the two worlds together, but Schofield ultimately confirmed that this was no longer the case.
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The Callisto Protocol is a third-person horror game set in the year 2320 where everything takes place on a prison colony on Jupiter’s moon Callisto, called Black Iron. While the connection between The Callisto Protocol and PUBG is hard to understand just by looking at them, the connection came from studio Striking Distance’s creation by publisher Krafton being solely for the purpose of creating narrative-driven titles to expand on the PUBG universe.
However, Schofield recently explained to GameInformer that The Callisto Protocol would have been set “pretty far out” on the PUBG timeline if the lore team had continued their plans to keep both in the PUBG universe. Schofield also took to Twitter to confirm that while the game “was originally part of the PUBG timeline, [it] grew into its own world”.
“The idea of us being in the universe at first sound really good, and then as you start coming up with your story we realised, ‘Wow, this is a little out there.’
PUBG is awesome, and we will still have little surprises for fans, but TCP is its own world, story and universe.”
The Dead Space remake will release in 2023 and will feature a whole new flesh carving system and we are hoping that The Callisto Protocol will offer the same beautifully haunting experience. Recently, the developers behind the Dead Space remake showcased more of what we can expect in terms of visual enhancements in a series of livestreams.
The Callisto Protocol is expected to release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC later this year.
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