In celebration of Friday the 13th, founder and CEO of Striking Distance Glen Schofield has not only teased that news for The Callisto Protocol is on its way next week, but he also shared a terrifying close-up of one of the game’s creatures.
Schofield, who was also the creator of Dead Space, shared the news on Twitter for the game that is set in the universe of PUBG and is scheduled to be released on PC and consoles in 2022.
If you don’t already follow @CallistoTheGame now might be a good time to start. Look for some news next week. Until then, here’s a closeup of one of the creatures from our world class character team. They’re incredible. Happy Friday the 13th! Get ready! pic.twitter.com/u9xDxJ4CbC
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) May 13, 2022
“If you don’t already follow @CallistoTheGame now might be a good time to start,” Schofield wrote. “Look for some news next week. Until then, here’s a closeup of one of the creatures from our world class character team. They’re incredible. Happy Friday the 13th! Get ready!”
The image is an extreme close-up and it is hard to decipher exactly what it is, but it looks straight out of a nightmare and lends weight Schofield’s previous comments of wanting The Callisto Protocol to be “the scariest game on next-gen platforms. “
The Callisto Protocol was announced at The Game Awards 2020 and is a single-player, third-person survival horror adventure that looks to take place in 2320 on the Jupiter moon of Callisto.
In the game, players will needs to “survive unspeakable horrors as they escape Black Iron [Prison] and uncover the dark secrets of the mysterious United Jupiter Company.”
In February 2021, Striking Distance revealed it was teaming up with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his company Skybound Entertainment to expand the reach of The Callisto Protocol as an IP.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on twitch.