Striking Distance Studios, the developer of the upcoming spiritual successor to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, has announced that they’ve teamed up with Skybound Games.
Skybound Games, which many will recall as the developer (along with Telltale Games) of The Walking Dead games. The terms of this partnership haven’t been mentioned, though it would seem to be that Skybound Games has been brought on to help make The Callisto Protocol one hell of a horror game.
Can you imagine the Dead Space creator (Glen Schofield) and The Walking Dead developer working on the same game? Well, that is apparently what is going on with this announcement.
We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with @SkyboundGames on the Callisto Protocol! We’re thrilled to have these masters of horror working with us to bring The Callisto Protocol to life! #CallistoTheGame pic.twitter.com/JQ1buHpREB
— The Callisto Protocol (@CallistoTheGame) February 9, 2021
The Callisto Protocol is still very much shrouded in mystery. While we did get two trailers for the game, which had multiple references to Dead Space, it won’t take place in the same universe, according to Glen Schofield. Other than that, we can see it takes place in a space prison. We don’t even know what platforms that The Callisto Protocol will arrive on, though given that the game won’t be released until some time in 2022, I suppose it’s a bit too early for that.
As a huge fan of the Dead Space games, well, except for Dead Space 3, I’m looking forward to The Callisto Protocol. And if bringing Skybound Games onboard to help make the game extra scary and full of the horror-survival that made Dead Space so damned good in the first place, I have zero objections to this.