And no, it hasn’t been delayed
Striking Distance Studios is confirming that yes, it still plans to release The Callisto Protocol on December 2. And when The Callisto Protocol arrives, it will have a 60 FPS performance mode option.
The survival-horror game was recently displayed with a February 12 date on the Epic Games Store, as reported by TheGamer. However, in a new tweet, Striking Distance confirms it’s still on track for December 2.
In the same tweet, the dev confirms that The Callisto Protocol will ship with 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
For the release date mix-up, my unfounded, speculative guess is there was a 12/2 – 2/12 mix-up. Dates are silly.
However, the performance mode note is an interesting addition.
Surviving at 60 frames per second
WB Games Montreal made some news when a developer confirmed on Discord that Gotham Knights‘ console iterations would not have a performance mode. There will only be 30 FPS options for the new Bat-family beat ’em up.
Gotham Knights moved from being a cross-gen launch to only releasing on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. PC players, meanwhile, will be able to get 60 FPS out of the brawler if their rig can handle it.
Whether this was an intentional jab or just a confirmation, it’s still at least good news for folks who like lots of frames in their horror games.
The Callisto Protocol is the debut game from Striking Distance Studios, founded by Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield. While once set within the PUBG universe, the world is now its own and its looking to tell a pretty scary, visceral survival horror story.
I’d have to imagine those brutal fights with space terrors will probably look nice running at 60 FPS. The Callisto Protocol is set for December 2, 2022.