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Dead Space creator announces survival horror The Callisto Protocol, to release in 2022

The Callisto Protocol has been revealed during The Game Awards 2020 show.
Dead Space creator announces survival horror The Callisto Protocol, to release in 2022

Almost eight full years have passed since the release of Dead Space 3, the last instalment in the cult horror series, and it looks like we will finally get a spiritual successor to the franchise.

Visceral Games, the developer behind the Dead Space franchise, has been shut down by Electronic Arts in 2017, and with it, the hopes of fans for a sequel died as well.

But luckily for the fans of the space horror genre, developer Striking Distance Studios has just announced their first title, survival horror The Callisto Protocol.

The studio was founded in June 2019, as a part of PUBG Corporation, and it is led by Glen Schofield, the creator of Dead Space.

The game was revealed at The Game Awards 2020 with the cinematic trailer which you can watch below.

With the 2022 release date, the game is still far from the launch, and besides this cinematic trailer, the game itself is still probably in the early stages of development.

Still, we do know a few facts that look really promising.

The developer states that the game will be story-driven, and designed with the narrative and atmosphere as the most important pillars of development.

It will be a pure single-player survival horror game with no multiplayer of any kind (no co-op, no PvP), which is again really good sign for the fans of classic horrors.

The game will use a third-person camera, same as the Dead Space series, and it is planned to be released on both PC and consoles.

The Callisto Protocol game
(Picture: Striking Distance Studios)

Naturally, the game draws heavy inspiration from Dead Space, but there are some Alien vibes as well, which is, of course, a good thing. One of the last great space horror games was Alien Isolation, and we would like this game take some good parts from it.

The game is set on Callisto, the second-largest moon of Jupiter, in the year 2223, and it seems like it is some kind of a prison colony where something seriously wrong happened.

That's all we know for now, but the official website of the game says that we can expect more information to come on 17th December.