The Callisto Protocol is likely one of the most anticipated horror video games in years and occurs to be our June cowl story. One of many venture’s extra intriguing features was that it canonically passed off in the identical universe as common battle royale PUBG: Battlegrounds, albeit within the distant future and on one other planet. As of at the moment, that’s not the case.
Glen Schofield, The Callisto Protocol’s artistic director, took to Twitter to announce that the sport now unfolds inside its personal story and fiction and never PUBG’s.
FYI @CallistoTheGame is its personal story and world. It not takes place within the PUBG Universe. It was initially a part of the PUBG timeline, however grew into its personal world. PUBG is superior, &we are going to nonetheless have little surprises for followers, however TCP is its personal world, story and universe.
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) May 26, 2022
FYI @CallistoTheGame is its personal story and world. It not takes place within the PUBG Universe. It was initially a part of the PUBG timeline, however grew into its personal world. PUBG is superior, & we are going to nonetheless have little surprises for followers, however TCP is its personal world, story and universe.
The change probably gained’t come as an enormous loss. Even when TCP was linked to PUBG, Schofield all the time mentioned it was a distant relation and that any references to the battle royale could be gentle at finest. He reiterated as a lot in our cowl story, stating:
“The concept of us being within the universe at first sound actually good, after which as you begin arising together with your story we realized, ‘Wow, it is a little on the market.’ We inbuilt some touchpoints, and also you’ll discover them all through the sport like Easter eggs and issues like that.”
Schofield additionally talked to us about The Callisto Protocol’s place within the broader PUBG timeline and the way it affected the sport’s fiction, and vice-versa:
“After we got here in, that they had a lore workforce they usually had been penning this massive story, like, ‘The place does PUBG begin? The place does it slot in?’ They write this large timeline and our writers are concerned in serving to. We sit on the timeline, however we sit fairly far on the market, and form of alone. So in the event that they ever make one other recreation, let’s say that’s after our timeline. I’d think about our recreation will inform that greater than we’re being knowledgeable by their timeline.”
The Callisto Protocol launches later this 12 months. For those who’re excited in regards to the recreation, regulate Recreation Informer in June when our unique on-line and video protection begins rolling out. Subscribers to the digital model of the journal can learn our cowl story proper now.