Don’t panic – The Callisto Protocol isn’t delayed. And it will be getting a 60fps mode, too.
Developers announced via Twitter that the upcoming game from Dead Space creator Glen Schofield is still on its way on December 2, 2022, despite a post from the Epic Games Store listing a release date of February 12, 2023 (as reported by TheGamer).
“We would love to inform you all that we will be shipping globally on December 2nd,” they confirmed. “And yes, we’ll have a 60 FPS performance mode.”
We would love to inform you all that we will be shipping globally on December 2nd. And yes, we’ll have a 60 FPS performance mode.
— The Callisto Protocol (@CallistoTheGame) October 18, 2022
Following confirmation that The Callisto Protocol is still launching in December, it’s likely that the Epic Games release date change was down to a simple error.
Still, it’s great to see the game’s developer put minds at ease so quickly, as well as confirming that the game will be getting a 60fps performance mode following recent backlash to Gotham Knights.
Just a couple of days ago, Gotham Knights announced it would only appear in 30fps on consoles.
“Due to the types of features we have in our game, like providing a fully untethered co-op experience in our highly detailed open-world, it’s not as straightforward as lowering the resolution and getting a higher FPS,” said Gotham Knights executive producer Fleur Marty. “For this reason, our game does not have a performance/quality toggle option and will run at 30FPS on consoles.”
Fortunately, it looks as though The Callisto Protocol won’t be following suit.
The Callisto Protocol – Gamescom 2022
It’s certainly good news for fans, who eagerly await what’s aiming to be the scariest next-gen survival horror game.
“I’m looking forward to really trying to make the scariest game on next-gen platforms [and PC],” said Schofield. “From what I hear — it’s hard to be the creative and talk nicely about it — but from what I hear… [Dead Space] was one of the scarier games of [its generation] and I want to do the same on next-gen, or what’s considered now the current-gen.”
Watching it all unfold in glorious silky-smooth 60fps will be even better.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.