Fans were ecstatic when Striking Distance Studios unveiled The Callisto Protocol because it would be a survival horror game that would take place in the same universe as PUBG, which is a highly successful battle royale shooting game. It appears as though these narrative ties may not have been as successful as they could have been, and the developer has now disclosed that the two games no longer take place in the same universe as one another.
This information was revealed by the CEO of Striking Distance Studios, Glen Schofield, on Twitter. He explained that while the game was initially a part of the PUBG universe (which is set 300 years in the future), it has now blossomed out into its own world. He stated that even while there would be some tiny surprises here and there (apparently for the sake of fanfare), fans shouldn’t expect much in the area of narrative linkages and overall lore from the upcoming installments.
This news does not come as much of a shock given that Schofield has previously mentioned in an interview that the ties between the two games won’t be very deep, to begin with.
As of late, we have also learned that there is a chance that The Callisto Protocol will also be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
FYI @CallistoTheGame is its own story and world. It no longer takes place in the PUBG Universe. It was originally part of the PUBG timeline, but grew into its own world. PUBG is awesome, &we will still have little surprises for fans, but TCP is its own world, story and universe.
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) May 26, 2022