Skybound Games has announced a partnership with publisher Krafton and developer Striking Distance Studios to act as a strategic partner on the December 2020-announced The Callisto Protocol and bring its global marketing and distribution capabilities to the survival horror game.
Set in Black Iron Prison on Jupiter’s dead moon of Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol tasks players with surviving “unspeakable horrors” as they escape the prison and uncover the dark secrets of the mysterious United Jupiter Company. Developed by the team behind the Dead Space franchise, The Callisto Protocol aims to “raise the bar for immersive interactive storytelling.” It is planned for release on consoles and PC in 2022.
Find comments from each party below.
Glen Schofield, CEO of Striking Distance Studios
“Striking Distance Studios has one goal with The Callisto Protocol—to make one of the most terrifying games of all time. Skybound Entertainment is unrivaled in the worlds of sci-fi and horror storytelling, and will be an incredible partner for Krafton and Striking Distance Studios as we bring the world of The Callisto Protocol to life in games and beyond.”
Robert Kirkman, Chairman of Skybound Entertainment and creator of The Walking Dead
“The team at Striking Distance Studios are the video game industry’s best at creating blockbuster games. Through Skybound, The Walking Dead has expanded from its original comic book to multiple television series, books, video games, merchandise, and more, and we can’t wait to explore similar possibilities for The Callisto Protocol with Skybound’s multiplatform expertise. We’re excited to be working on this IP alongside the game’s publisher, Krafton.”
Ashley Youngsun Nam, Head of Global Business Development and Studio Management for Krafton, Inc.
“Krafton is thrilled to join forces with Skybound Entertainment to help us bring Striking Distance Studio’s ambitious new take on survival horror to life. We’ve assembled a dream team of developers and publishing talent that is poised to redefine sci-fi horror for a whole new generation of gamers around the world.”