Gaming News The Callisto Protocol: how long does the nightmare last? An official answer
Callisto Protocol is certainly one of the most anticipated games of this year’s end and there are many reasons for that. If you are also patiently waiting to discover Jacob Lee’s adventure, you should know that his approximate lifespan has just been announced.
A curvaceous nightmare
Survival horror isn’t really lacking in the game and yet some manage to pull away from the game. Callisto Protocol is clearly one of those that’s directly inspired by Dead Space, and for good reason: the two games share the same director, Glen Schofield. The American formerly of Visceral Games founded Sledghammer Games to make several Call of Duty before founding Striking Distance in 2019, of which he is now the leader.
It is he, therefore, who also oversees operations on the Callisto Protocol, his horrid new baby, whom he knows inside out. It was right during an interview with EDGE magazine (to be found in issue 377) that he revealed the duration of the game, estimated at twelve to fourteen hours.
However, it seems good to note that there should be multiple difficulty modes (which obviously affects the longevity of the adventure). and specially, “Byways” All the Way. “They come later in the game, but some of them are really cool. We’re not going to tell you where they are or how many there are, but if you really investigate, the title will get longer.”then states Schofield.
In the toughest prisons in the solar system
If there are so many corridors and paths to explore, it’s because the Callisto Protocol is set in a gigantic metal prison on one of Jupiter’s moons. Not wanting to be the most comfortable for its captives, this vast complex relies heavily on oppression and claustrophobia, which hero Jacob Lee will discover at his own expense.
So he will explore the smallest niches, walls and openings of a base plagued by a terrible virus that turns almost everyone into biophages, deformed monsters, aggressive, without courtesy and the slightest bit of good manners. And capable of mutating.
We then find the facets that once made the success of Dead Space: a delicate sound design, a fully real-time UI, suffocating metal corridors, tactical dismemberment, constant survival, the ability to use telekinesis and a big gore look that is arguably among the most technically elaborate in video game history.
So many good reasons to watch The Callisto Protocol, out December 2nd (on the same day as the brand new Need for Speed, by the way) on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One.