The Callisto Protocol is Set in the PUBG Universe, Apparently

Developer Striking Distance has confirmed that the upcoming survival horror game The Callisto Protocol is set in the same universe as PUBG. Somehow.

Published: December 11, 2020 2:02 PM /


The Callisto Protocol PUBG universe cover

The Callisto Protocol was one of many cool games revealed at The Game Awards 2020, but here's something you probably didn't know: apparently, it's part of the PUBG Universe. Somehow.

The Game Awards 2020 took place last night and revealed a ton of cool stuff in its preshow and during the show proper. One of these titles was the first project from Striking Distance, a new developer who also happens to have the creator of Dead Space on board. This particular game, believe it or not, is actually a part of the same universe as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Miss last night's reveal? Check out the Cinematic Trailer Reveal for The Callisto Protocol for yourself:

How is The Callisto Protocol Related to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds?

The immediate question that comes to mind is this: how the heck is The Callisto Protocol related to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? After all, PUBG is about a bunch of people running around on an island and shooting each other like dozens of other popular Battle Royale games, although it had the distinction of being one of the first to get truly popular.

The answer? No one really knows with the exception of Striking Distance, and they're not saying anything, either. As IGN reports, a spokesman confirmed to them that this new game is set in the PUBG universe. It's also unclear if this is related to that strange Prologue teaser we saw last year or if it is an entirely separate thing.

A subsequently-released press release confirms that it is set on Callisto, one of Jupiter's many moons (hence the name). Players will engage in a survival horror experience as they attempt to escape Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security prison with some "terrifying" secrets.

The Callisto Protocol PUBG universe slice

When is The Callisto Protocol Release Date?

The Callisto Protocol release date will be sometime in 2022 for PC and consoles — and that's about all we know for now. However, the developers have noted that an uncensored red band trailer will be arriving on the game's Discord server on December 17, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST.

One way or another, The Callisto Protocol looks like it could be pretty interesting. Striking Distance is holding its cards very close to its chest on this one, so we probably won't find out more about this game for quite some time. For now, you can check out the game's official website and see if you can make any sense of what's going on.

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