Callisto Agreement (opens in new tab)a new survival horror being developed by Dead Space creator Glenn Schofield’s Striking Distance Studios, said to be set in the PUBG universe (opens in new tab) When it is announced in 2020. It’s a puzzling crossover: based on how little we’ve seen, Callisto Protocol looks very much like Dead Space — that is, dark, scary, and scary — and PUBG is basically a stupid battle royale, people Use a frying pan to protect their donkeys. So weird.
Regardless, that plan has now changed for unknown reasons, as Schofield revealed on Twitter today.
FYI @CallistoTheGame is its own story and world. It no longer happens in the PUBG universe. It started out as part of the PUBG timeline but grew into its own world. PUBG is great and we still have little surprises for fans, but TCP is its own world, story and universe.May 26, 2022
“FYI @CallistoTheGame is its own story and world,” he tweeted. “It doesn’t happen in the PUBG universe anymore. It started out as part of the PUBG timeline but grew into its own world. PUBG is great, we still have little surprises for fans, but TCP is its own world , story and universe.”
Schofield doesn’t say what drives the narrative repositioning, and frankly, I don’t think it matters because you can say “Callisto Protocol is a PUBG game” all day long and you can never be in two: at best, it’s for trivia It’s a strange problem for night.
At the same time, I couldn’t help but be curious. Why, after proving that Callisto Protocol is whatever hurdle a PUBG game needs, would Striking Distance Studios suddenly change course? Has the PUBG name lost so much prestige? Was Striking Distance a spin-off from PUBG Corporation? Is Glenn tired of explaining to people, yes Callisto Protocol is serious in the PUBG world, please stop asking him?
I’ve reached out to Striking Distance and Krafton (the parent company of Striking Distance and PUBG Studios) for more information and will update if I hear back. The Callisto protocol is expected to launch later this year.