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The Callisto Protocol Devs Add Skybound as Strategic Partner

February 9, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

The Callisto Protocol developer Striking Distance Studios will be joined by Skybound Entertainment in a new strategic partnership that aims to make this new PUBG spin-off as terrifying as possible.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had its fair share of success over the years, so much so that a spin-off game is in the works. That game is The Callisto Protocol, a super-spooky new game that we don't know a whole lot about just yet. Now, it looks like the developers will be getting some help from experts in horror.

 

Not quite familiar with The Callisto Protocol? Check out the game's Cinematic Trailer to get a feel for its vibe!

The Callisto Protocol Will Be 'One of the Most Terrifying Games of All Time'

Skybound Entertainment has announced its partnership with Striking Distance Studios today, emphasizing its experience in the horror genre.

 
 

"Striking Distance Studios has one goal with The Callisto Protocol - to make one of the most terrifying games of all time," said Striking Distance Studios CEO Glen Schofield in a press release. "Skybound Entertainment is unrivaled in the worlds of sci-fi and horror storytelling, and will be an incredible partner for KRAFTON and Striking Distance Studios as we bring the world of The Callisto Protocol to life in games and beyond."

As one might expect, Skybound Entertainment is no stranger to horror. It's been involved with Telltale's The Walking Dead series and The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners, so it certainly knows a little something about making games scary.

 
 

Skybound Entertainment is about more than just games, though. It helped grow The Walking Dead from a comic book into a veritable media empire in its own right with a television show, multiple video games, and merchandise. This partnership likely signals a similar move with The Callisto Protocol, although nothing other than the partnership has been announced just yet.

Unfortunately, there's still a lot that we don't yet know about this upcoming PUBG spinoff. The Callisto Protocol takes place on the Black Iron Prison on Jupiter's moon of Callisto 100 years into the future. You'll have to escape this prison, and it looks like you're not quite alone up there, either. Beyond that, the rest of the game is a mystery. For now, you can keep up with The Callisto Protocol on the game's official website.

What are your thoughts on The Callisto Protocol? How do you think this game will tie into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? Let us know in the comments below!