The Callisto Protocol Dev Putting Distance Hit with Layoffs, However Future Initiatives Confirmed

The way forward for developer Putting Distance has been a little bit of an open query lately. Based by Lifeless House co-creator Glen Schofield and backed by PUBG writer Krafton, the studio launched The Callisto Protocol final yr to… lower than enthusiastic opinions. Since then, we haven’t heard a lot about what Putting Distance may be doing subsequent, if something. Contemplating the studio was purpose-built to make The Callisto Protocol, what occurs when the sport doesn’t achieve this properly?

Nicely, for starters, you get layoffs. Lately, it was seen that quite a few high Putting Distance workers has been laid off, together with senior atmosphere artist Matthew Smith, manufacturing coordinator Sebastian Marlow, and extra. Krafton supplied IGN with a press release saying 32 Putting Distance workers had been stated off.

“Putting Distance Studios and Krafton have carried out strategic modifications that realign the studio’s priorities to raised place its present and future initiatives for fulfillment. Sadly, these modifications have impacted 32 workers. Honoring the invaluable contributions of every departing workforce member with materials assist within the type of outplacement providers and significant severance packages is our high precedence throughout this tough second.”

Putting Distance possible had between 200 and 250 workers, so this can be a blow, however not a deadly one. Notably, the brand new assertion mentions “future initiatives,” indicating Putting Distance is engaged on a brand new sport or video games, regardless of The Callisto Protocol not understanding so properly.

Haven’t been maintaining with The Callisto Protocol? Wccftech’s Kai Powell truly preferred it greater than most, with a assessment within the 7 vary…

“The horror components stand out as cause alone to play Putting Distance’s debut horror sport, however you may need to end up getting thrown again into Black Iron Jail quite than see the journey via to the tip. […] The Callisto Protocol, all through all the stress and suspense, cannot masks the terrors inside may solely be floor deep.”

What do you assume? Would you wish to see extra from Putting Distance? Do you assume they will enhance on what they provided with The Callisto Protocol?

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