The makers of Empty room have a new sci-fi horror game later this year, The Callisto Protocolthat was once with the fiction of PUBG (b PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). But that’s no longer the case, says Glen Schofield, founder and CEO of developer Striking Distance Studios. According to a tweet from Schofield, his studio’s new game is now “its own story and world.”
“It was originally part of the PUBG timeline but grew into a world of its own.” Schofield said on Twitter on Thursday. “PUBG is great, [and] We’ll still have little surprises for the fans, though [The Callisto Protocol] is its own world, story and universe.”
If you’re wondering how PUBG’s modern battle royale mayhem ties into a sci-fi horror game set in a lunar prison three centuries ahead, you’re not alone. But since Striking Distance is owned by Krafton, the parent company of PUBG: Battlegrounds
Schofeld allegedly told game informant that Striking Distance “built in some touchpoints and you’ll find them throughout the game like Easter eggs and things like that” that seem to connect The Callisto Protocol to PUBG, but it seems that connective tissue will no longer be officially canon.
The Callisto Protocol It’s slated for release later this year for consoles and PC. Schofield’s former colleagues at Electronic Arts will release an official Dead Space game, a remake of the original, in January 2023.