News about The Callisto Protocol has slowly but surely started to sink in now that we have a new look at the game with a promise of more to come soon, but the game still doesn’t have a release date as of yet. In some cases, that might be a worrying thing considering how the game was slated for a 2022 release window with still relatively little known about the game beyond Dead Space comparisons and some connection to the PUBG universe, but some good news from its publisher, Krafton, shared this week indicated that it’s still on track for release this year.
Krafton’s latest comments come from the company’s latest earnings release. In the presentation associated with this report, Krafton devoted half a slide to The Callisto Protocol and its developer, Striking Distance Studios. This slide says the game is “targeting the second half of 22 for launch”, so unless part of Striking Distance’s promise of more news includes a delay announcement, it looks like the game will always be available at some point this year. If that were the case, The Callisto Protocol will be out just before Dead Space Remake Is.
Krafton’s presentation also defined the game as an “AAAA” title, an augmentation of the AAA term used to define most games made by major studios with major endorsements. Games have used this term in the past to define their ambitions, and Krafton said afterwards that The Callisto Protocol would include the “Highest Quality Level + Maximum Horror Experience + Distinguished Action Mechanics”, but until we know something more specific about the game to set it apart from the rest, it’s mostly marketing jargon at this point.
Ahead of the (possibly) first screenshot of the game that was revealed recently, we got a look at some concept art for The Callisto Protocolspecifically for some of the monsters that will be included in the game. As with any sort of tease shared at this time, the fact that big summer gaming events are coming up soon makes this a prime location for these reveals. – including shooting on a specific release date – to share.