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News video games 25 March 2024, 01:11

The Callisto Protocol to Receive Spin-off Despite Initial Failure. It Will Be Completely Different Game, Devs Take Unexpected Direction

Striking Distance Studios develops a new game set in the world of The Callisto Protocol. However, it isn't a sequel to the survival horror game from 2022, but an action-packed production with the working title Project Birdseye.

Source: Striking Distance Studios.

Striking Distance Studios, known for the game The Callisto Protocol, announced a new project. The devs have released the game's first trailer with the working title Project Birdseye. The game won't be a continuation of the 2022 survival horror, but rather a roguelike game emphasizing fast-paced action and reflexes.

In Project Birdseye, we will move to the Black Iron prison known from The Callisto Protocol and play as one of its guards. Next, we will confront monsters that have taken over the complex, using firearms (such as shotguns or assault rifles) and melee weapons.

  • The game won't lack character upgrades, armor exchanges, and clashes with bosses. Judging by the first trailer, the death of our character will be a common event. The whole thing is maintained in a comic book style.
  • The devs presented the game as a smaller project that sprouted in the minds of some team members while working on DLC and updates for The Callisto Protocol. The game's main concept is a gameplay that is easy to learn but demands effort to achieve mastery.
  • Striking Distance Studios developers are hoping for community feedback to guide the project in the right direction. There is no shortage of comments under the trailer posted on YouTube and the thread started by the devs on Reddit. Most of them are asking for The Callisto Protocol sequel, but there are also positive comments about Project Birdseye.

It seems that the financial failure of the direct rival of the Dead Space remake and the departure of part of the team discouraged the studio from working on more titles. As the developers emphasized, Project Birdseye is intended to "stretch their creative muscles" before the release of another AAA production. Thus, it's possible that The Callisto Protocol 2 is in the plans.

  1. Striking Distance Studios - official website

Krzysztof Kaluzinski

Krzysztof Kaluzinski

At, works in the Newsroom. He is not afraid to tackle various topics, although he prefers news about independent productions in the style of Disco Elysium. In his childhood, he wrote fantasy stories, played a lot on Pegasus, and then on a computer. He turned his passion into a profession as an editor of a gaming portal run with a friend, as well as a copywriter and advisor in a console store. He doesn't care for remakes and long-running series. Since childhood, he wanted to write a novel, although he is definitely better at creating characters than plot. That's probably why he fell in love with RPGs (paper and virtual). He was raised in the 90s, to which he would gladly return. Loves Tarantino movies, thanks to Mad Max and the first Fallout he lost himself in post-apo, and Berserk convinced him to dark fantasy. Today he tries his hand at e-commerce and marketing, while also supporting the Newsroom on weekends, which allows him to continue cultivating old passions.


The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol