A spiritual successor to Dead Space?
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Dead Space may be dead and buried, especially since EA hasn't done anything with the IP in years and the studio that developed the games, Visceral, was shut down ages ago by EA. However, just because Dead Space is no more, doesn't mean that its spirit cannot live on.

Back in June of 2019, it was revealed that Dead Space creator, Glen Schofield, was hired by PUBG Corp. Schofield was brought on to lead a new development studio named Striking Distance. The time has finally come to see what Striking Distance has been working on all this time. Get ready Dead Space fans, because you're in for a treat.

Their game is called The Callisto Protocol and it was revealed last week during The Game Awards by way of an intense cinematic trailer. It is currently targeting a release on PC and consoles in 2022.

The game is set on Jupiter's moon Callisto in the year 2320. It is said to be a "next-generation take on survival horror." You are tasked with escaping the maximum security Black Iron Prison and "uncover its terrifying secrets." The Callisto Protocol blends together horror and action together, much like Dead Space did.

Here's a little bonus tidbit that we just learned over the weekend: The Callisto Protocol is set in the same universe as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), only it's set 300 years in the future from the events of PUBG. Does this mean that The Callisto Protocol is a battle royale game? No, it's not. So don't worry about that.


“The Callisto Protocol is the culmination of decades of experience building AAA games,” said Glen Schofield, founder and CEO of Striking Distance Studios. “We’ve built a world class studio of passionate developers that is ready to once again tackle one of our all-time favorite genres—survival horror. We’re setting out to make one of the most terrifying games of all time, and we can’t wait to share more about The Callisto Protocol next year.”